Author Archives: Kingdom Crossing

Financial Setbacks

Do you ever feel as though your money seems to burn up in your hands or at least flies out of your hands faster than you can earn it? Financial setbacks can be so discouraging and even heart-wrenching, can’t they? My family … Continue reading

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What Good Are Dads, Anyway?

In honor of Father’s Day, many of my Facebook friends have been changing their profile pictures this weekend to photos of their dads. I love to see all of the precious pictures of dads—some who are still with us and some who … Continue reading

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I’m Never Really Safe Here

I was soaking up some rays yesterday afternoon in my front yard, trying to combat the perpetual Snow-Whiteness of my skin. As I lay there enjoying the breeze and the beautiful spring flowers, suddenly the peace was interrupted by the eruption of very loud, relatively … Continue reading

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Catching My Breath

The last month has been a whirlwind. I’m sorry I haven’t posted much lately, but I’ve just been trying to keep my head above water until summer break arrived. Here are a few of the activities that some or all … Continue reading

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Even a Child is Known By His Actions

  Do you know a child who is consistently unruly, disrespectful, disorderly, rude, or arrogant? One who, if invited to your home, might help himself or herself to your things without asking and act as though he or she deserves to be served? … Continue reading

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Seriously?

The directors of “Moms’ Night Out” report that the movie is being described by liberal critics as “‘anti-feminist,’ ‘borderline dangerous,’ ‘offensive,’ and ‘insulting’ – and reviewer Brian Orndorf condemns the movie as ‘ugly sexism in what’s trying to be a … Continue reading

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Disappointed

Have you ever been disappointed about something? I mean really disappointed? Like bawl your eyes out disappointed? I think we all have faced many disappointments in our lives. How we deal with disappointment says a lot about us, doesn’t it? … Continue reading

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You’re Enough

Have you heard about the new movie that came out this weekend called “Moms’ Night Out”? I watched the trailer for it a few weeks ago and knew that I had to see it. So, I got together with several of … Continue reading

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We don’t have a bullying problem; we have a sin problem.

The headline on the “HealthWatch” insert in my local newspaper on Sunday read, “Studies show being bullied impacts adults years later.” I had one of those “DUH” moments when I read that. Do you ever have those? You see something … Continue reading

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Let The Mother Go Out to Play!

You might’ve seen this picture on my Facebook page this week: In case you’re not familiar with Charlotte Mason, she was a British educator in the 1800s who was a bit of a revolutionary in her ideas and methods. Here’s … Continue reading

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Do You Know How to Knock?

Have you seen the movie Frozen? Of course you have. Everyone in the country has seen Frozen, I’m sure. Well, we finally rented it from Redbox a couple of weeks ago, because we’re cheap—I mean frugal—that way. And we watched … Continue reading

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Beth Moore says, “Keep Your Breasts to Yourself!”

Keep Your Breasts to Yourself! I just had to share this audio clip from Beth Moore’s Esther study, related to my recent post, Modesty is Beautiful. Take a listen. It’s powerful truth!

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Steady Plodding Brings Prosperity

Proverbs 21:5 in The Living Bible says, “Steady plodding brings prosperity; hasty speculation brings poverty.” The NIV puts it like this, “The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.” In my first job out … Continue reading

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Should Christians Be Involved in Politics?

When I was a teenager, I developed a strong interest in politics and a desire to make a difference in the social (moral) issues of the day, particularly abortion. I wore pro-life t-shirts, spoke against abortion in my church youth group (much … Continue reading

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Thank you, Kirsten Dunst.

I was pleasantly surprised this week to hear that Spider-Man co-star, Kirsten Dunst, spoke out in support of traditional (AKA: biblical) gender roles. A recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar said, “Dunst is surprisingly outspoken on the subject of gender: ‘I feel … Continue reading

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Endorsement of Our Book from Ken Connor, Family Research Council President 2000-2003!

We were honored to receive the following foreword for our book from Ken Connor, President of the Family Research Council from 2000 to 2003, founder of Center for a Just Society/John Jay Institute, and author of Sinful Silence. “As I have pondered … Continue reading

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How to Prevent “Conscious Uncoupling”

When I read last week that Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband are going through “conscious uncoupling,” I had to chuckle a little. I mean, it’s terribly sad that another family is dissolving, but to use a crazy term like “conscious … Continue reading

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Lord, I Need You

The last couple of weeks have been a tad bit challenging for me, for various reasons. On one particularly difficult day, I found myself stressed and overwhelmed because of a task that I was trying to complete but the pieces … Continue reading

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The Sad State of our Nation

As I was in the shower last night (where I think best), I had a sense of heaviness about the state of our nation. I’ve been praying specifically about the Supreme Court hearing of Hobby Lobby’s case regarding the Obamacare contraception … Continue reading

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How the Debt Snowball Method Works

If you’ve ever been in much debt, you can understand the pressure that it places on you. It’s a heavy burden to owe people money, and it can cause all sorts of feelings—from anxiety to fear to sadness to anger … Continue reading

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Kroger Mega Sale and Two New Saving Opportunities

I stopped by Kroger tonight to catch some of the new Mega Sale deals. Kroger’s Mega Sales typically run for two weeks, and this one started Wednesday, March 19, so you still have plenty of time to shop. Here’s what … Continue reading

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My Top Couponing Mistakes

I tried couponing around 10 years ago, but I gave it up because I just couldn’t get the hang of it, and it seemed to be taking too much time relative to the amount of money I was saving. When … Continue reading

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Storing a Couponing Stockpile

In the months after I started couponing, I began to build up a stockpile of products. One of the goals of couponing is to build up some inventory of toiletries, household goods, and non-perishable food items. The idea is to purchase … Continue reading

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Modesty is Beautiful

The weather is warming up, and along with the rising temps comes the usual shedding of clothes. I always dread this time of year. Oh, don’t get me wrong. I love the beauty of spring and the newness of life, … Continue reading

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Why “Kingdom Crossing”?

If you’ve been following this blog, you might wonder why we chose the name “Kingdom Crossing.” Well, I’m glad you asked! I want to take a moment to share with you our thoughts on “Kingdom Crossing” and what the name … Continue reading

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I’m Tired. I Don’t Want to Teach My Kids’ Sunday School Class.

When I was a single young adult, I volunteered in the nursery rotation at my church. I wanted to serve in some capacity at church, and there were always openings in the childcare areas. I enjoyed playing with the cute … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life….

I recently ran across an e-mail that I wrote one morning back in 2006. I had sent it to my husband, my parents, my sister, and a friend. I had three children under four years old at the time, and … Continue reading

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Debt-Free Living in a Debt-Filled World is 50% off at Smashwords This Week!

This week is “Read an E-Book Week” at Smashwords.com, which means that thousands of e-books are deeply discounted, including our book, Debt-Free Living in a Debt-Filled World! You can get our book for only $2.50 by clicking here and entering … Continue reading

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What Motherhood Has Done to Me

When I was in the shower tonight, I had some thoughts about the ways that I’ve changed since becoming a mother. I seem to get a lot of inspiration while in the shower. Is anyone with me on that? Not … Continue reading

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Why I Homeschool

If you could be a fly on the wall of my house sometimes when we’re doing school, you might wonder why in the world I would choose such a path. It can be quite chaotic and stressful at times. We … Continue reading

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