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What if our words were life-giving and launched a reverberation? My words can be life-giving like refreshing water. Can I give the gift of well-timed words?

Life-Giving Words

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Do you realize that a person thinks thirty thousand thoughts per day? This breaks down into about thirty-one thoughts per minute. Which of these thoughts will captivate me? How will I respond to these thoughts? Will any of these thoughts be repetitive thoughts? How can I take an unhealthy thought captive? Can I take a thought captive? Can I be free from living a chaotic thought life? Yes, I believe I most definitely have the power to grab hold of my train of thought and direct it or redirect it. Neuroplasticity promises that the train running on the tracks in my head can be switched onto another track.

Toxic Thinking: Renewal through Neuroplasticity

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Whether you would like to improve the relationship with a child, a spouse, a parent, in-laws, a neighbor, a co-worker or a friend… the kindness challenge promises to increase the positives. Kindness is powerful!! It could be your new superpower.

Is Kindness Your Superpower?

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As I mature, pursuit of a calm and a peaceful spirit transforms me. Remembering that “the days are long, but the years are short”, definitely applies to homeschooling. Before me sits a child who God gave me to nurture into a Godly man or woman. Childhood is the bridge between these points. Every day behind impresses the years ahead. Here are 10 ideas to create cheerful, thriving and encouraging homeschool days.

Homeschooling with a Calm Spirit

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I love kids. I have always loved talking with kids of all ages. Lately, I am noticing a disturbing trend. Bored kids who are boring. Technology has its value in learning with younger ones, but the excessive usage for so many appears to be stunting their intellectual, social and emotional growth.

Bored Kids Who Are Boring

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Who is in charge of your child’s spiritual training? Some parents feel that if they go to church once a week, their child will have all the training he or she needs to mature. While the church community definitely supports growth, daily learning at home is best. Sometimes when a child is grown, parents look […]

Who’s In Charge of Your Children’s Spiritual Training?

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For proactive, intentional parents this is an opportunity for growth. Knowing your child as only  as a parent can allows you  the unprecedented freedom to custom build your child’s immediate future.

Planning a New Season in your Child’s Growth

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Welcome Ashley, our guest blogger this week, to Nurturing My Nest!! Hey there, my name is Ashley Dennis. I am so excited to share one of my favorite things! Almost 2 years ago I moved to a little southern Alabama town. With my newfound slower pace, I found myself looking for new hobbies. I’ve always […]

Butterfly Garden Recipe

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The school year dictates that we keep a schedule weekly while summer offers promises of slower mornings, quiet late afternoons and early evening lounging by the pool. Remember, if you have kids, you might only have 18 summers with them. Don’t let this summer slip away without enjoying it thoroughly.

Only 18 Summers

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I think we can all agree that 2020 has not played out like any of us intended. So many plans, events and every day tasks have been cancelled. In the midst of all of the chaos, there are so many new opportunities to show kindness to those around us. All of us have been affected in one way or another. We could all use a little extra thoughtfulness to brighten our day. Today, I want to give you ten different ways you can be kind to others during COVID-19.

10 Ways To Be Kind During COVID-19

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