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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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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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Wild Ideas

Wild Ideas

Wouldn't it be great if people of faith became known more for what we are for than what we are against? In our toxic and divided world of conflicting philosophies, how are people to discern and embrace the Truth?   I had this wild idea! It was one that I could not shake! What if believers did something totally out of the box to simply show love and serve our community? No fanfares! No seeking credit! Just loving on people and, hopefully, they will eventually see what fuels...

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