Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
August 9, 2017

Winners and Losers By Malissa Custer Reactions are something I am constantly talking to my kids about. Everyone has feelings; it is what you do with those feelings that determines whether you get into trouble or not. I’ve found that competition has a way of creating supercharged situations for my kids to work through and […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
June 9, 2017

The Household of Faith By Barbara Russell I was not a perfect mother, and I do not have all the answers, so when it is time to write another FAR article, my brain is screaming, “Why do I even do this?!” Are mothers even reading it? And if they are, does it even help them? […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up A Child
April 6, 2017

The Power of a Mother By Barbara Russell I will never forget the first time I realized the powerful influence I had as a mother over my children.  It was both humbling and frightening. I noticed if I got angry, so did they.  If I was a complainer, so were they. If I was negative, […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
February 10, 2017

Counting My Blessings By Malissa Custer We went on a great vacation recently. I ate a lot of ice cream… that may be what made it so great? The reality of getting home from vacation hit like a ton of bricks, though. I was now back in my construction project house, where everywhere I looked […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
December 12, 2016

The Aged Woman By Barbara Russell Somewhere along life’s road, I graduated from the “Young Woman” to “Aged Woman.” It hasn’t been that many years ago when I was the young wife and mother, gleaning from “Far Above Rubies.” Oh, how I remember reading the article “Keepers At Home,” and the writer stating, “Ladies, it […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
October 3, 2016

Stuff By Barb Russell After I was married and had 3 children, my house became smaller and smaller. I am not a packrat, but I found that just clothes, shoes, toys, books, and baby items can really pile up! I heard a missionary wife tell her story about how she left for the mission field […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
August 9, 2016

Home Sweet Home What a whirlwind of a summer.  I doubt that anyone else feels any differently.  Every year goes faster than the last.  When I picture summer, I always think of lazy days in the heat while the kids run through the sprinkler and I flip through a magazine, my feet in the kiddie […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
July 20, 2016

Why? By Malissa Custer We all hear this, what seems to be a hundred times a day! Why does the sky need clouds? What happens if you lose all your blood? Why can’t we have a hockey rink in our yard this summer? These questions require a lot of dialogue, and it can be fun […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up A Child
April 5, 2016

Free Advice By Malissa Custer Free parenting advice coming from anyone who has a mouth.  Blogs everywhere.  Expert articles written just for your child’s age.  Posts on Facebook.  Pinterest.   You all know what I’m talking about: that overwhelming feeling that you are not doing everything you should be doing, in every area of your life, […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
February 19, 2016

Surrendering My Will Barbara Russell When I married at 19 years of age, I was a self-righteous, independent girl! Although I was religious, it wasn’t until after 12 years of marriage that I came to the end of myself and asked Jesus Christ for salvation. By then, my marriage was about to fail and so […]