Archive | Motherhood

“Just” a Mom? I Don’t Think So!

(Congratulations  to Linda and Tammy Jo. Winners of the Starbucks gift cards from the comments of the last blog post, “The Most Fun I’ve Ever Had in a Restroom.”) Steve, Steven, and I pulled up our chairs at a cowboy barbecue in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It was a ho-down sure ‘nough. About 500 of us… Read More

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Getting Out of God’s Way

  He ironed. I watched. I stood in the door frame of my guest room, watching my nephew, Jonathan, iron the wrinkles out of his crumpled shirt – the rumpled creases out of his crumpled heart. He ironed and talked. I watched and listened. Jonathan, my twenty-seven-year-old nephew, stopped by for a visit on his… Read More

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A Momma’s Prayer

I posted this on my Facebook page and so many of my FB Friends liked it, I thought I’d share it with you too. This is a picture of  my son and I having coffee at Starbucks last weekend, just before I took him to the airport to fly back to his home. (If you’re… Read More

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Grandma’s Inheritance

  Older women…encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, (Titus 2:3,5 NASB). As far as I can remember, my Grandma Edwards was always old. She didn’t have many material possessions, but she had a sharp mind, a determined spirit, and buckets full of love…. Read More

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Everything is Possible for Her who Believes

  Everything is possible for him who believes, (Mark 9:23 NIV). Once, a distraught father had an unruly son with multiple physical and emotional problems. Many people even said the boy was possessed by a demon. The dad had tried everything, but the boy continued to demonstrate anti-social behavior: throwing himself in the fire and then in… Read More

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Super Mom is a Fairy Tale

Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do no grow weary, (Galatians 6:9, NIV). Don’t you just detest those mothers who seem to have it all together? You know her: super-mom. She is that mythical creature who never yells at her kids. Whose house is… Read More

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Grandma’s Inheritance

Today was a special day at the Jaynes’ household. We celebrated my radio broadcast on Focus on the Family where we talked about my book Being a Great Mom-Raising Great Kids. Lest you think us author types take these things like they are no big deal…don’t be fooled. We get excited!  The opportunity to encourage… Read More

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A Mother who is a Prayer Warrior

A Mighty Warrior Today’s Truth I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth (3 John 1:4 NIV). Friend to Friend Proverbs 31 introduces us to the mother whose children rise up and call her blessed, as a “wife of noble character” (NIV), “an excellent wife” (NAS) and… Read More

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