Revival Survival

Blanket Forts and Face Masks

My youngest daughter will be 13 next week. 13. It sounds cliche saying, “Where did the time go?” but seriously, where did it go? Only a couple of years ago, (it seems) we were buying her Dora the Explorer toys. No, Mom….that was 10 years ago. I must have blinked. We are remodeling the room …

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How to Win the War

The War on Drugs. The War on Terror. Just a few short years ago our nation’s leaders proclaimed “war” on these two issues that have greatly affected our lives. How is that working for us now? Now, we have more “home-grown” terror and more states legalizing recreational marijuana than we had in previous decades. Welcome …

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I have No Idea… Can you Google that?

I have been a mom now for 16 years. Quite impressive I think, or it would be. I wish I could say that after all these years I actually had some idea what I am doing, but I don’t. I have no idea. At one time I thought I knew the answers. There was no “boo-boo” …

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New Baby Excitement!

No….I am not having a new baby….however, I have two friends that have just had babies days apart! A new baby is such an exciting time! It doesn’t matter if it is the first child, or the fourth, each baby brings new challenges and new blessings! One thing you can count on with EVERY new …

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A Man Named Joe

Many years ago on a Wednesday night that started out much like every other Wednesday night something happened that has had a impact of my life. It’s something I do not want to forget and I want to live this lesson I learned that night forever. There is nothing harder or more challenging than getting …

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Four Teens and #NAYC15

We did it. We managed to make it to Oklahoma City for the North American Youth Congress! Our story begins with the very first night tickets were being sold. I didn’t have enough to purchase them at that time, so I decided to wait until I had the money. They sold out in 14 hours. …

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Road Trips, Lost Socks, and Chihuahuas

I saw a lovely commercial on TV the other day, it had a family singing in the van and actually enjoying each others company. The kids were happy the mom relaxed and the dad actually smiling. This is not my family. We went on a little road trip a couple of weeks ago. Getting everyone …

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To Homeschool, or Not to Homeschool…That is the Question!

On July 4th, I went to the local “big” store, and saw the workers putting up displays for “Back to School.” I look forward to the special sales on school items, new pencils, new notebooks! New year of school!!! By the end of August, the aisle will be crowded with hurried parents getting ready for …

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I Am That… Mom!!!

I have no doubt you have seen a mom just like me before.  I am sure you have seen a house like mine before.  I am the mom that may not brush her hair til oh I don’t know bedtime maybe?  I live in the house that is often messy despite my best efforts to …

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How Much is “Too Much”?

Welcome to the New World. Today’s children are exposed to 24 hour 7 day a week news and entertainment. It no longer matters if you don’t have a television in your home, there is a constant bombardment of news and entertainment through the internet, easily seen on most hand-held electronics. What can a parent do …

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Happy Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is upon us once again! I am BLESSED to have had a good hard working dad that we lovingly call “Pop.” I am also very blessed to have a wonderful husband and father for my children. As moms and wives, it is important for us to be the “help meet” that God intends …

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Fathers Day… Is It Really Happy?

Father’s Day? Is it really Happy? My children have a perfectly fine dad and for that I am eternally thankful. I appreciate him and all he does for the wild monkeys that are my children. He works long hours and puts up with all the crazy that is our life. I hope he has a …

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