The Battle of Monday Night – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

Chalk it up as a successful Family Home Evening. That’s what I’ve decided to do. It’s after midnight, post-Monday-FHE chaos, and I can’t sleep because of what an amazing FHE we had. Oh yeah. What was so great about it, you ask? Let’s see… Was it when ballet class got over late so the girls didn’t get home until 6:30? Or the fact that my husband had forgotten to order the pizza (bless him!) so we...
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Praying for…Trouble? – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

When you pray, you don’t normally expect to get a bad head cold. It’s not usually the way to detect answers from our Heavenly Father. But maybe sometimes it is? I’ve been thinking a lot about the new Disney movie, “Moana,” especially since we’ve watched it for our family movie night five weeks in a row…! One part that catches me is when the heroine, Moana, realizes she needs major...
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Family – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

We live in a city in China where there are very few foreigners. With our four blondie children, we get a lot of attention, which some of us appreciate more than others. Yesterday we went to play as a family at a nearby plaza in the warm November sunshine. Our kids suggested a game of “sharks & minnows,” a version of tag in a confined space. I knew our wild shrieks and running...
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Warning of Wicked Men – By Contributor Mama Kristy

My husband and I have started waking up together at 6am so that we could get a good 30-45 minutes of study in before our kids wake up. This specific Sunday morning we were both feeling excited but stressed as we were in the middle of trying to decide where to move and had found what looked to be a perfect house. That morning in our study and prayer we knelt and asked the Lord if there was...
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The Witching Hour – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

Despite my best efforts, it had happened again: the Curse of the Witching Hour. You know what I’m talking about. You’ve nearly gotten through the day, dinner is in the works, bedtime is in sight…and then… For the third day in a row, I had become a monster! It was their fault, of course…. They were playing a game actually called “Monster,” where they basically chase each other around the house,...
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“Delivered By Angels” – The Birth & Adoption Story of Brielle Emily Larson By Mama Karmel

Early in the morning of April 8th, one of my dear friends had the following dream as captured by these excerpts from her e-mail to me, The Anticipation and Work of Angels “I had a dream this morning, right before I awoke, about your baby being born. It was a huge production in my mind, with music and angelic dancing. It was as if the whole dream was a painting in action. There were beautiful...
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