Teens… They Just Really Want Us To Ask!

Stop nagging me! You don’t have to tell me every time! Mom, I know already! Have you ever heard something like this from your teenagers? Granted, sometimes such defensive responses are simply the result of the inherent angst that comes with being a teenager, but sometimes, their comebacks are a reaction to us. When our…

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Husbands and Wives are You Ready to Go Back to the Future?

Have you ever considered what it’s going to be like when all of the kids have finally left home and it’s back to how you started? Back to just the two of you with an empty house, a fuller wallet, and unexpectedly large gaps in your calendar? With six of our kids grown and gone…

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Transparency is Transformational

Once upon a time my children had me on a pedestal… They thought I knew everything, could fix anything, and certainly didn’t struggle with the same frustrations and temptations they faced each day. To them, I had it all together. Honestly, when they were little, that Parenting Pedestal was a nice place to hang out.…

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The Christmas Truth It Took Me Too Many Years To Learn…

Christmas is such a special holiday around my house. But to be honest, Christmas is so much more than just a day; it’s the entire month from Thanksgiving until the actual morning we sit around the tree opening presents. Always, like forever, my goal was that the month of Christmas celebration would be a fun time of…

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Trust Him…He’s Got Your Back

Today I have the privilege to share a guest blog with you. Pam is my friend and my co-partner in teaching crime on Sunday mornings. She shares her heart and a deep understanding of God. In times that seem, at moments, overwhelmingly complicated what she shares here is balm to my soul. I know it…

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Assassins Creed… Scheibner Style

Just a warning… This blog post may be tough for those with a squeamish stomach, but trust me… It has a method to the madness and a point in the end!   For those of you who have followed my blog for any period of time, you know that this past year has been a…

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Dumpy, Frumpy, and Grumpy

In an effort to be totally transparent, I must admit… This blog is as much to give me a kick in the pants as it is intended to encourage you! Just sayin’… Is your heart joyful, today? Do you hesitate to even consider that question? I get it! It’s been an incredibly long winter and for…

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Wide-Angle Mothering

Are you feeling like a parenting failure? Do your children’s mistakes loom large, while their successes seem miniscule? Does every day seem like a repeat of the previous day’s letdowns, disappointments, or fiascos  If I’m honest, I’ve had too many episodes of feeling Just.Like.That. There’s been too many days that failure filled the home screen…

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You Can Lead a Horse to Water…

“You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.” —Well-known Indian saying— “You can’t make a horse drink, but you can certainly salt his oats!” —Lesser-known Scheibner saying—   Don’t you wish you could just inject your kids with a passion for the church? Wouldn’t a vaccination of Christian craving be…

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For A Sacrifice To Be A Sacrifice… It Has To Be A Sacrifice!

  I love reading books and stories about Christians who lived in the past. Those missionaries, martyrs, men and women who walked faithfully with God long before I was even born are my heroes. So often, they didn’t have the freedoms, or fellowship, or even simple conveniences that I have to help me in my…

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