S2 Ep. 22 Veteran's Day

While we as Christians acknowledge that our citizenship is in heaven, we can and do appreciate also being Americans and the sacrifices that the men and women have made that allow us to be free Americans.

Veteran’s Day is coming up and we wanted to feature Tanya Jones, who is not only a veteran herself, but is married to an active corpsmen, and her oldest son is in the Reserves. She and her husband are on the leadership board for our church’s scouting troop, Trail Life, and she is such a sweet friend of ours.

Tanya shared her personal story including the highs and lows of not only being a corpsman, but being married to an active duty corpsman. She also had some great words of encouragement for families who may be without a parent because they are serving our country. 

She emphasized the great need for community and being plugged into a Bible-teaching church wherever you may find yourself living. No matter where you are as a mom, these things are a must! God has...

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S2 Ep. 20 Ministry Highlight: Operation Christmas Child

Christmas is right around the corner and we are super excited + a little scared because it seems to come faster every year! It’s easy and natural for our children to make their lists, expect great presents under the tree, and be filled with so much anticipation about what they’re going to get. But it’s so important that we teach our children how to give—it definitely doesn’t come naturally to most kids!

On today’s episode we wanted to take a few minutes and highlight an organization that has been changing lives for years. Operation Christmas Child began in 1993 and since has served more than 188 million children in more than 170 countries. OCC isn’t just about giving gifts to children. The shoebox is really the doorway into people’s lives to share with them the love of Jesus. 

Our church, plus many other churches and organizations around the US, have joined in on this mission year after year.Our guest for this episode is a part of...

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Ep. 6 Fostering a Thankful Heart in the Land of Self

Thanksgiving is close and we couldn't be more excited! There may not feel like much to be thankful for in 2020, but there is always something to be thankful for when you're a child of God.

In this episode we tackled the very important issue of raising selfless kids in a selfish culture. This starts with having a thankful heart and it starts with us as moms. If we don’t have thankful hearts, it’s almost certain that our kids won’t either.

Our guest Cathy, who is the director of children's ministry at church and our dear friend, gave us some wonderful, Biblically-based application for fostering a heart of thankfulness in ourselves, as well as in our children.

It seems as though teaching or fostering an attitude of gratitude in our American culture is like swimming up stream in a storm. The culture praises self: self is king and self is god. It's easy to get caught up in that mindset! It's a daily choice to be thankful.

In this episode, we talked about how...

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