There’s no doubt about it . . . parenting is complicated. In the midst of the wonderful busyness of raising children, Champ Thornton challenges parents to remember a simple instruction—help your children live in reality. Keep reading to find out what this looks like and how the Proverbs can help! Plus, be sure to grab of copy of Champ’s latest book, Pass It On!
“Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.”
This quip supposedly comes from 17th-century author John Wilmot, but most any parent could echo its sentiment. Parenting is complicated. Every child is made in the image of God, unique, and multi-faceted. The complexity grows as each additional child enters the family. And complications multiply as the relationship between each child and every other family member also requires attention. No wonder parenting is one of the… read more »
From his fullness we have all received grace upon grace. ~ John 1:16
“Sometimes I blurt out words that hurt other people. In trying to hide my insecurity, I become bossy, controlling and impatient. With ears tickled by the praise of others, my mood can fluctuate from joyful to despondent on the whim of someone’s opinion. But I don’t want to be this way! I often
wonder if anyone will ever really love me.”
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I was “that girl.”
Striving. Enslaved. Rigid. Yes, a Christ-follower. Carrying around God’s… read more »
A story of murder, a rumored secret life, and anonymous threats—don’t miss book three, Murder in Disguise, of Donn Taylor’s Preston Barclay Mystery series! Visiting professor Preston Barclay decides to investigate the department chairman’s mysterious death. The more Press questions, the more dangerous the threats against him become, and the more determined he grows to clear his friend’s name. Can Press’ stumbling efforts prevail against the entrenched forces of the police, the campus radicals, and an unseen but powerful criminal organization that increasingly puts lives in danger?
Keep reading to learn more about Donn and get a sneak peak at what he’s working on next! Plus, be sure to grab a copy of Murder in Disguise!
Donn Taylor’s Writing Favorites
What are your ideal writing conditions?
They are internal rather than external, and they are not entirely within the control of the writer. There are times when the mind is hitting on… read more »
Are you ready to receive gifts of ordinary grace and abundant life from God and His Word? JoinLucinda Secrest McDowellin focusing on one word a day through devotional readings and short benedictions in her new book,Ordinary Graces. God has given us many gifts, such as his grace—the gift we don’t deserve and can never earn. Promises from the One who declares we are already loved, already accepted, already created in his image. The question becomes, will we truly receive that gift? Will the reality of it actually change the way we think and notice and reach out?
In Hope Toler Dougherty’s new novel, Rescued Hearts, children’s clothing designer Mary Wade Kimball’s soft spot for animals leads to a hostage situation when she spots a briar-entangled kitten in front of an abandoned house. Discovering the kidnapped woman ratchets the complications for undercover agent Brett Davis. Brett forsakes his three-month mission and helps her escape, the bent-on-revenge brutes following behind . . . and then Mary Wade’s safety is threatened once more.
Dive into the story of a seventy-year-old unsolved mystery spanning three generations of women in Kim Vogel Sawyer’s new book, Bringing Maggie Home. When a traffic accident forces Meghan to take a six-week leave-of-absence to recover, all three generations of DeFord women find themselves unexpectedly under the same roof. Meghan knows she will have to act as a mediator between her headstrong and contentious mother and grandmother. Will Meghan also be able to use her investigative prowess to solve the family mystery and help both women recover all that’s been lost?
Read our character interview with Hazel to learn more!
What is the most interesting thing about you?
I can’t imagine anyone finding any part of my life or myself terribly interesting. I come from a humble background, and I try to live a simple life that pleases my Lord and Savior. If there’s anything of interest hiding in my day,… read more »