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Praying for Your Unborn Child

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Praying for Your Unborn Child | a free printable prayer guide from www.flandersfamily.info

A friend of mine once told me that, all through one of her pregnancies, she prayed God would give her a beautiful little girl with blue eyes and dark hair. God granted that request, but the little girl was also quite stubborn. She was so headstrong, in fact, that by the time she was two years old, my friend was… Read more »

Pray for Your Teen!

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A free printable prayer guide for interceding for your teen | www.flandersfamily.info

I received a request from a reader this week for a printable prayer guide for teens. Here’s what she wrote: Thank you so much for your head-to-toe prayers! I’ve been using your husband one to pray for my husband for a few months and it’s been powerful! I like the one for children, also, which I just found today. I’d… Read more »

15 Unexpected Benefits of Big Family Living

The Unexpected Benefits of Big Family Living | Loving Life at Home

I love children and have wanted a bunch of them for as long as I can remember. Not surprisingly, this fact significantly narrowed the field of potential marriage partners back when I was in college. “Want to grab a cup of coffee?” an interested classmate might venture. “That depends,” I’d answer matter-of-factly. “How many kids do you plan to have… Read more »

Parents Need Prayer, Too

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Praying for Your Parents | free printable prayer guides from Loving Life at Home

One of my readers recently wrote me to say that she allows her daughter to read many of my posts, including the Praying for Your Children from Head to Toe guide I published last week. The daughter wanted to know whether there was a similar guide that kids could use to pray for their parents. Doesn’t that just melt your… Read more »

A Mother’s Job Description

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A Mother's Job Description - 4 Habits that Will Help You Raise Happy Children| Loving Life at Home

It’s really something we all should be doing. But when I came across this verse in my Bible reading a couple of weeks ago, it dawned on me that 1 Thessalonians 5:14 provides a particularly apt job description for mothers: “We urge you [to] admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.” Doesn’t that about… Read more »

Laughter is Good Medicine

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If you had asked me before I married what I wanted in a husband, “a good sense of humor” would not have been the first thing that sprang to mind. No, I was looking for a smart, solid Christian who loved kids, wanted a bunch of them, and was open to homeschooling. Being “tall, dark, and handsome” was not essential,… Read more »

My “Do It Now” List

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My "Do It Now" List | Loving Life at Home

As important as it is to remember that life doesn’t end when our last child leaves home, it is even more imperative for us to recognize that that time will arrive much sooner than we think. Which is why, on the back of my “Empty Nest List”, I keep a “Do It Now List” — for all those fleeting pleasures… Read more »

My Empty Nest List

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My Empty Nest List | Loving Life At Home

I distinctly remember crying when my firstborn was only four days old, because our time together was ticking by so fast. And sure enough, it seems like I barely blinked before he was grown and gone, with a wife and four sons of his own. Although I still had nine little chicks in my nest when that first one fledged… Read more »

Home Shows and Show Homes

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Home Shows and Show Homes | Loving Life at Home

I once walked into a house I thought was on a holiday tour of homes and wandered through several rooms before realizing in embarrassment that I was at the wrong address. Fortunately, the home owners were hosting a party at the time, so I was was able to slip away quietly without making too much of a scene. But the… Read more »

How Will You Be Remembered?

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The Flanders Family: Mom and Kids

An interviewer once asked Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison how she had become such a great writer. Did she study a particular method? Read books to hone her craft? Study under famous authors? To which Morrison laughed and replied, “Oh, no, that is not why I am a great writer. I am a great writer because when I was a little… Read more »

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