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How to Talk to Your Daughter about Boys (mom moment)

Questions of a Healthy Leader

Most days I have more questions than I have answers.<p>I’m learning that leadership is not about having all the answers. It’s more about asking the …

Leadership

Of Linen and Grace – Bring the Rain

Sewing is one of my escapes.<p>I lock myself in my little room, turn on the machine, and wait for the machine foot to lurch to the side, indicating that …

What Everyone Wants More Than Anything Else: Let the Blessing Revolution Begin

So the boy flicks on the light at 4:30 am and whispers it ridiculously loud, “Mom? Apple Crumble? Am I going to get apple crumble before I go or not?”<p>…

Cliques and Community - (in)courage

Recently I sat at a Starbucks watching a group of high school girls hang out. I listened as they talked about their day, and thought, “<i>You know…</i> …

Christian “Spanx” :: The Art of Hiding Who We Truly Are

When it comes to putting our best foot (or other parts of our anatomy) forward in public, there’s always been a tension between making a good …

Dear Church: The Real Truth About Family Values

In the heat of Uganda this past July, I wrote a letter, a post, I keep returning to, igniting with, a post that’s gone far and wide and sort of went …

Six Words You Should Hear Today

One Small Change: Putting Things Back

<i>Abby Norman (at Accidental Devotional) seems like the kind of person I’d be Mama friends with in real life if we lived closer. She’s a beautiful</i> …

Loneliness

Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?

With anything so viscerally devastating, the Christian community has long tried to explain it. At the beginning of the written word, we see this …

There are no cool kids (or cool moms as the case may be)

I’m packing my suitcase and I wish I could also pack in three extra months of cutting out carbs and sugar and bread – which basically means giving up …

Grace

<b>Grace is an inflated raft that can submerge to the floor of a sea to save you.</b><p><b>Grace is the silver thread that stitches up the shreds of mangled souls.</b><p>…

A Question Every Parent Must Answer - Kristen Welch

<b>Can Our Children Be the Exception in a Sex-Obsessed World?</b><p>This isn’t a post about Miley Cyrus.<p>And it isn’t even a reaction to all the reactions.<p>I …

Creating A Church That People Will Bring Their Friends To

San Diego

Gifted for Leadership

10 Running Truths for Mother Runners

So I went about 26.2 miles out of my comfort zone recently and did a solo, video streamed presentation at the Training Peaks office in Boulder. I'm …

Rachel Held Evans

Equipping your Women’s Small Group Leaders

In many of our training conferences leaders ask, “What do you use to equip and train our small group leaders?” Often we enlist small group leaders, …

One Thing Your Daughter Doesn't Need You to Say - emily p. freeman

In the middle of a radio interview I did last week, the host decided to take calls from listeners. This happens during longer live interviews – the …

We Are THAT Family

The 1 Mantra that Everybody, Every Family & Every Kid Needs

We need folks who love wrestling with hard questions about young people, pinning down practical answers for parents like us. Given how many parents …

for our daughters

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to run in a women-only event. It was something I've always wanted to do...running 13.1 miles alongside more than …

Table of Influence: What Successful People Know and You Should Too

Reality is, you don’t have it all together. Formal education is not enough. You have questions you can’t answer. This is why we must be willing to …

She Says I'm Honest - (in)courage

High school girls just seem to know.<p>I think that special “sense” intuitively arrives when they hit their first teen year, and it’s honed to …