Creating a Culture of Creativity in Your Home

Creating a Culture of Creativity in Your Home

With thought and careful planning, we can create a culture in our homes where creativity can thrive.

Occasionally being creative is not enough to make it a part of our family culture. It must consistently show up in everything we do. This principle applies to your family values, no matter what they are.

Join me over at Faith Gateway where I am sharing some ways we make creativity a part of your life...

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How to Improve Your Present Culture by Examining Your Past

Some of the things we do as a family is very similar to way I did them growing up. Just as my parents passed culture to me, I now passing them onto my children. By examining your past you can determine what traditions and custom you want to bring forward and which ones you want to leave behind. You can also mix and match your family practices or create brand new ones.

 

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How What We Allow in our Home Affects our Family Culture

How What We Allow in our Home Affects our Family Culture

I received an email from my son's teacher recently. It was about his unkind behavior towards a friend. At first I was tempted to defend him and make excuses. But ultimately I realized I needed to examine our family's culture to see what I was allowing at home. 

Join me over at Faith Gateway to read the full story. 

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Welcome to The Family Culture Project!

Welcome to The Family Culture Project!

Together with my husband Carl, I will be bringing you weekly podcasts that empower you to create a thriving family culture. We’ve created this podcast because we believe you don’t have to feel hopeless looking at the path your family is on. With thought and deliberate steps, you can create a culture in your home that reflects your family's values and beliefs.

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Bearing God’s Image

Bearing God’s Image

Have you ever noticed, upon meeting a child for the first time, you can easily match up the “grown-up” they belong to? Sometimes they are the spitting image of their mom or dad, and other times it’s the similarity to their parent’s mannerisms, behavior, or even dress that gives them away.  Our family is no different.

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I Choose to Believe - More to Be

I Choose to Believe - More to Be

I used to think that my value and worth by what I did (or didn’t do) for a living, how much I got done in a day, and how clean my house was. That lie made me feel less than and consequently affected the kind of woman, wife, and mother I was.

Head over to More to Be to read the story of how an experience with my oldest daughter and her swim team taught me to recognize the lies that held me back and counter them with the truth.

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How to Listen Well

How to Listen Well

Most of us have had the unfortunate experience of talking to someone that is clearly not listening. The person you are speaking with may be nodding their head, but mentally they are somewhere else. Despite our attempts to justify our friend’s preoccupation or lack of interest it still hurts.

What does it look like to listen to one another in a way that makes us feel heard and fully seen?

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Beyond Our Imagination: God’s Great Love

Beyond Our Imagination: God’s Great Love

My son lost his first tooth while we were on vacation. He was thrilled. Since he has two big sisters, he knew what to expect. Since our family celebrates imagination in our kids, he couldn’t wait to go to sleep because the next morning there would be “fairy dust” on the ground and a surprise under his pillow.

Join me over at Faith Gateway as I share how losing a tooth turned into the perfect opportunity to teach my son about God's omnipresence.  Read more here...

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Different Kids, One God

Different Kids, One God

If you are the parent of more than one child you know that no two kids are created the same.

The more I understand my kids' inherent difference, the better mom I can be to my daughters and the better relationship I can have with them.

Over the years I’ve trusted God to show me how to parent them in unique and individual ways. It’s been a process of trial and error that has deepened my reliance on God and His wisdom. He knows more about them than I do because he created them.

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