Category Archives: Encouragement

The Resurrection: A Mother’s Perspective

By Michelle Fitzpatrick Thomas Originally published on American Thinker. As I was sitting on my loveseat one morning this week, sipping my coffee and eating my Trim Healthy Mama cinnamon toast, God’s Word was playing through the Bible app on … Continue reading

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Snow!

by Michelle Fitzpatrick Thomas In honor of the beautiful snow that blanketed part of the Southeast today, I wanted to share some thoughts. Snow is a very rare occurrence here in Georgia, so when it happens it’s a major event. … Continue reading

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Wisdom 2020

by Michelle Fitzpatrick Thomas Our church is going through a study of God’s Word together in 2020 called “Wisdom: Seeing Life Clearly Through the Lens of Scripture.” Today’s reading is Proverbs chapter 17. My favorite verse in that chapter, and … Continue reading

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If I Die Tonight, I’m Not Afraid

A few years ago, I began to experience dizzy spells from time to time. It would usually last an entire day, but I would generally feel better the next day. It happened about one day a month at first. I … Continue reading

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Don’t Hesitate

When my husband and I were planning our wedding in 1998, we struggled a little with what church we would plug into once we were married. Trevor had grown up in and was still attending a traditional Southern Baptist church. … Continue reading

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Dads, Write Notes to Your Children

I was a student at North Georgia College in the mid-90s. The campus was about an hour’s drive from my parents’ home.  Because my grandparents lived about half as far from school, I stayed with them during the school week, to make … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry; God’s Got This

My name is Michelle, and I’m a worrier. There are all sorts of groups for people who have problems. Maybe someone needs to start a Worry-Warts Anonymous group. Maybe I’ll start one. Any takers? Some personalities lend themselves to a … Continue reading

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Why Sex Outside of Marriage is Bad For You

I feel compelled to delve into a very touchy subject here. My heart is burdened by the record numbers of young people who are engaging in sexual relations outside of marriage, evidenced by the rates of abortions, out-of-wedlock births, and couples … 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Barefoot and Pregnant

When I was a senior in high school way back in 1992, a group from my senior class, maybe the yearbook staff—I don’t quite remember—assigned a “Most Likely To….” title to everyone. These titles were things like, “Most Likely to … Continue reading

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Lessons from My Goldfish

I, er…I mean my kids, have four pet goldfish. We’ve had them for almost a year now, and their names are Creamsicle, Creamsicle Jr., Butterbean, and Peaches. They’re fun little creatures. My husband thinks I’m crazy because I talk to … Continue reading

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