Citizens of Heaven

Citizens of Heaven

By Amy Wootton I asked all three of my daughters (ages 7, 5, and 2) what they thought heaven would be like. Their answers were much to be expected from a bunch of princess-loving little girls. Lots of sparkles, jewels, golden houses, pearl gates and rainbows! Heaven...
Packing Power Lunches

Packing Power Lunches

By Stephanie Blackiston As I enter into another school season with my 8 children, life is full of endless behind-the-scenes tasks. Filling out paperwork, driving to different appointments, packing lunches, filling backpacks, looking for shoes, helping with homework,...
A Lesson in True Endurance

A Lesson in True Endurance

By Kathryn Mayo When I think about endurance, I am reminded of a moment from a few years ago. You see, I am not the variety of woman that throws kids into the car and then goes grocery shopping. Oh no. I text lists to my husband and let him shop in peace, with...
What Keeps Us From Our Bibles

What Keeps Us From Our Bibles

By Lee Stewart In the early days of motherhood, I developed a twinge of bitterness toward pictures of moms with Bibles and coffee cups in a serene, uninterrupted setting. Now that my kids are 11, 8, and 5, I am not so prickly on this subject. I still resist the phrase...
Embracing a Quiet Life

Embracing a Quiet Life

By Laura In the hills of Tennessee, where the river winds along, there’s a county so small that you’d never know it existed, unless you belonged to it.  There are old farm houses surrounded by hills of green grass, where cows graze. In springtime, daffodils grow wild...

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