How to Teach Your Children about Real Love on Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2020
valentine's day

When I grew up, we passed out valentines to everyone in our classroom and ate candy with cute quotes. I always saved the prettiest valentines for my friends, but no one talked about love.

However, moms can use the celebration to teach their children that love if more than a feeling, it’s a choice to act.

Author Peggy Sue Wells offered ways to educate and have fun at the same time.

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Welcome February 2020

February 1, 2020

This month we celebrate love. Whenever I think of love, I think of Jesus’ grace… But, then again, I also think of my cat, and yes, even ice cream. So, what does it mean to love? Watch below for a chunk of wisdom.

As we do each month, let’s start with prayer:  Oh Father, I bless your name for your graciousness and steadfast love. I am so unworthy of your lovingkindness, yet you lavish me with your grace and provide my daily needs. Thank you for friends, and family and forgive me for the times I take them for granted. Despite the cold weather outside fill my heart with the warmth of your love so I can overflow into others. Keep me from falling so I can reflect your love. In Jesus name, Amen.

Our mission: Be intentional to “bloom” for Jesus. May the below Others Centered Calendar Challenge be an encouragement to you and those around you. My team and I pray these prompts get you one step closer toward our God, the Ultimate Father.


To download, the February 2020 Others Centered Calendar Challenge, click here.


How to Pray Effectively

January 31, 2020

As mothers, we want our nest safe and secure, and we worry easily. I discovered I would fret without realizing it, and that’s not good for you. Doctors tell us we release cortisol when we worry and in the long run it can damage our bodies.

God gives a few directions on replacing worry with prayer from Philippians. “Be anxious for nothing but by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God.”

My guest this week was Elaine Helms. She wrote Prayer 101.People call her the prayer lady. She will talk about how we can pray for ourselves and others and how prayer changes us. 

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Understanding Gluten Intolerance

January 24, 2020

I have a sensitive stomach, so I’m very sympathetic to anyone with digestive issues. Nothing can ruin your day faster than an upset stomach. We’ve all heard about gluten, but the messages we hear can be confusing.

Susan Neal was my guest this week. She has written Solving the Gluten Puzzle and offers a quiz on her website for those who suspect gluten issues.  

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How to Dress Fast and Look Terrific

January 17, 2020

When I discovered I carried my fifth child, I decided I wouldn’t appear dead. After all, men care what their wives look like. In a crowded of couple, they will rate all the men by how pretty their wives are. 

However getting ready for the day can take up a lot of time when you have a young family or if you homeschool. My guest this week was Jill Swanson, an image consultant. She wrote Out the Door in Fifteen Minutes. 

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How to Run Hard but Rest Well

January 9, 2020

Rest? I never did it. In fact, I prided myself on being able to juggle four or five things at a time. As a busy homeschool mom, I thought I was doing great. But I started getting sick. I had a hard time sleeping at night because my mind wouldn’t stop running even when I went to bed.

I began to wonder what it meant to rest. How did you do it? Ha! Rest means doing nothing. 

My guest this week was. Brenda Janks. She has a ministry helping overworked moms slow down and rest. Listen to her tips on what healthy rhythms look like. 

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Be a Productive Homeschool Mom

January 3, 2020

Homeschool moms have at least two full-time jobs. Managing a home with multiple children, especially toddlers, presents a challenge. Add science, lesson preparation, essays, math, reading comprehension! Wow. 

You can do it, and Melanie Wilson shared how she managed with her six children. Melanie is a psychologist  and has a homeschool blog, a podcast, and curriculum

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Let’s Welcome 2020!

December 31, 2019

Are you tired of starting another year by repeating the same habits, over and over again? How about “adorning” your new year with grace? Watch below… you never know, this approach may stick.

And, as we do each month, let’s start with prayer:  Dear Father, in this New Year, I long to please you with my obedience. Keep my gaze focused on Jesus and away from doubt and fear. Empower me when overwhelming emotions urge me to sin. Don’t allow my sins and weaknesses to entangle me and give me strength to move barriers to unwavering faith. I’ve learned the benefits of staying close to you, so hang onto me when feel like straying. Allow me to leave a godly heritage for anyone watching. In Jesus name, Amen.

As we continue to be intentional with our mission to “bloom” for Jesus, may the below Others Centered Calendar Challenge be an encouragement to you and those around you. My team and I pray these prompts get you one step closer toward our God, the Ultimate Father.

To download, the January 2020 Others Centered Calendar Challenge, click here.


How to Have a Blessed and Redeemed New Year

December 27, 2019

In America, we can dream and take steps to make it happen. However, even more exciting than that, our choices to make something new reflect the nature of God.


My guest this week, Svetlana Papazov, shared how from her new book, Church for Monday, how much God loves us. She also said we can bring a redeemed future into reality every day of the year. 



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