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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Train Up a Child
December 8, 2015

Bah, Humbug! By Malissa Custer  Ah yes, the holidays are here! What does that mean for dear old mom? Well, it means a ton of extra work! Gone are the days of sleeping in on Thanksgiving, watching the parade while the meal is prepared, and then picking my way through a huge spread of food. […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
October 5, 2015

Judgey McJudgerpants! By Malissa Custer Modesty is a subject that comes up a lot in our household. Being surrounded by people who are different than we are on the subject of modesty makes for a lot of discussion. My 4- and 5- year-olds and I have talked all about it. We have taught them to […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
August 11, 2015

Military Mom I’ve been described as a no-nonsense kind of mom. Military style, even! When I heard that for the first time, I brushed it off, but when I heard it from more than a few people I decided I had better park there for a while and decide if that is who I want […]