Category Archives: Christian Living

Never Enough Time?

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"If you don't have the time to do the things that you ought to do, it means that you've tried to do something God hasn't called you to." - Jennifer Flanders

My husband and I are both list makers by nature, but we approach our lists differently. I’m all about the details, which is why I’ve been known to start the New Year with as many as seven type-written pages of goals and resolutions. My husband, on the other hand, tries to boil down his goals into as few words as… Read more »

Don’t Waste the Crust

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Encouragement for anybody who has something hard to swallow on their plate: Don't Waste the Crust

I’ve never been one of those mothers who carefully pared the crust off the PBJ’s I served my children for lunch. For well over 20 years now, I’ve been coaxing my kids to eat the crusts of their sandwiches using the following rationale: It’s wasteful to leave them. -and- That’s where most of the vitamins are. And for well over… Read more »

Lost & Found

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Lost & Found | a touching story of a father's love... must read!

It was a stupid thing to do. That much is obvious. Normally, I would have spent recess swinging or sliding or riding on the merry-go-round. But that day, I sat alone at the edge of the playground holding my new ring, admiring the way it caused the sunlight to dance in my hand. The ring was a birthday gift from… Read more »

5 Lessons I Learned by Losing a Diamond

5 Lessons I Learned when I Lost My Diamond (and where to look if you lose yours) from lovinglifeathome.com

Last month, I lost the diamond out of my wedding ring — an irreplaceable family heirloom. It made me feel sick when I glanced down at my hand while dining in a local restaurant and noticed it missing, for how long, I didn’t know. Years earlier, my husband’s grandmother had taken the diamond off her own finger as soon as… Read more »

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 »

Lessons Learned from a Two-Year-Old

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Snips and snails and puppy dog tails... that's what little boys are made of!

In celebration of my son David’s birthday today, I wanted share a couple of my favorite stories from his childhood (and important lessons learned along the way). Enjoy! Anybody who has ever given birth knows that a having a baby can turn your life upside-down; however, after experiencing this phenomenon twelve times over, I can testify that some babies turn… 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 »

Pray for Your Children from Head to Toe

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Pray for Your Children from Head to Toe | free printable from Loving Life at Home

After I published my popular “Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe” printable, several readers requested a similar prayer guide for wives. I made one, and my husband published it on his blog last year. Recently a reader suggested I do a “Praying for Your Children from Head to Toe” guide, which I agreed was an excellent idea. So… Read more »

19 Ways to Boost Productivity

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19 Ways to Boost Productivity | Loving Life at Home

Do you start every new year like I do, with a long list of things you want to accomplish in the following twelve months? Wouldn’t you love to look back on 2014 next December, having actually completed a large portion of that list? What follows are nineteen habits that can help those dreams become a reality: Stop procrastinating. We tend… Read more »