Elmbrook Stories

No Guts, No Glory: Raising Godly Boys in this Upside-Down World

May 23, 2018 by Heather Godfrey in Just for Women
Tags: mom, mother, women

Primary colors and sweat socks. Tools and trucks and testosterone. I have been blessed with boys. Three sons, a husband, a brother, father, brother in law and nephews, two male cats and a dog named Moses. I am surrounded and wouldn’t have it any other way. Hopefully my observations, experiences and mistakes can encourage you as you wade into the fray of directing, discipling and discovering the joy of boys. As my boys become men, there have been three distinct positions I have...

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Mominations 2018

May 12, 2018 in Stories
Tags: mom, mothers day, mominations
Mominations 2018

Diana Otzelberger nominated by Bryan Otzelberger: My mom is a very giving woman and sacrifices herself for others. Diana as a single mother did an amazing job raising my brother and I,and gave us the tools we needed to take care of ourselves, but she did spoil us with loving gifts when she was able. Alysha Brown nominated by Amy Cahalane: Ever know someone who is simply wise beyond his/her years? Someone who just shines the light of Christ the minute you meet him/her? Alysha is one of these...

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Love Your Children

April 19, 2018 by Ingrid Lawrenz in Marriage, Just for Women
Love Your Children

What kind of love brings a wife coffee in bed every morning for 43 years? Answer: A man who knows his wife is really not a morning person. Actually, it is true, Mel brings me coffee as a little gesture of love every morning he can. It sets the tone for a sweet day. He is not the dancing, dashing, champagne and roses kind of guy. He brings me coffee in the morning, and I love him. Let me back up… In 1975, I was 18, Mel was 20. One evening in June we walked the aisle in a little...

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