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Dealing with Passive-Aggressive In-Laws

Do you have a mother-in-law or a daughter-in-law who says she is "fine" but then starts in with loud, heavy sighs or undermining "accidental" oversights? No matter what she says or doesn't say, her actions are screaming the real truth: She is not happy with you. This is called passive aggressive behavior, and it's not your imagination--it's very...

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Grace and Curious George
Grace and Curious George

A few days ago, we were having a rough day here at La Maison McKenna.We were in a car wreck and then the very next day my daughter Elodie came down with a cold and an ear infection. Everything was all out of whack, including my attitude. Which meant that my heart was out of whack. Jered and I decided that it would be a good idea to go to this...

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The Single Mom Survival Kit 8: The Blame Game
The Single Mom Survival Kit 8: The Blame Game

When tragedy hits and life changes it’s easy to play The Blame Game.   When couples separate, emotions and tension can run very high.  The Blame Game can be a game of who was the worst, who did what, and what am I going to get out of it now. If this game continues, it destroys us.  It keeps us in a vicious cycle of anger and bitterness. We...

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Heaven Is A Home
Heaven Is A Home

Warmth. Safety. Comfort. Acceptance.  These are some words that come to mind when I think of the word “home”.  The Random House Dictionary defines it like this: home (hom), -n.  l. a place of residence. A place of residence - that definition certainly seems misplaced.  It sounds sterile and cold, impersonal and generic, more like the...

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Take A Road Trip This Summer
Take A Road Trip This Summer

Don’t worry about record-breaking gas prices. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates prices to be $3.79 a gallon this summer, less than in 2008. That’s good news for families considering reviving the tradition of a road trip vacation, one of the best experiences parents and kids can share, says Michael DiLorenzo, author of Adventures...

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Trusting God With Your Success
Trusting God With Your Success

Being a work-at-home mom certainly has its challenges, especially when it comes to time management. You want a healthy balance between spending time with family and working towards your professional goals. Unfortunately, in today’s society we are bombarded with messages that tell us in order to be successful you must work your fingers to the bones,...

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Prioritizing Your Ministry to Your Kids
Prioritizing Your Ministry to Your Kids

My youngest child and only daughter recently celebrated her eighteenth birthday. My baby girl is now officially an adult and I am feeling quite sentimental and reflective. Since I accepted Christ as Savior in 1991, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t serve the Lord both within my home church and at least one non-profit organization or ministry....

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Encourage a Dad Today!
Encourage a Dad Today!

I was the lone female at a men’s conference... a rare opportunity to speak. As I stood at the podium I saw the faces of some men whom I knew, whose wives and kids I also knew. I was aware of some of the challenges in their homes. Yet as I looked out I saw men who truly wanted to be good husbands and dads. Some had come to their positions as...

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