Tag 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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Modesty is Beautiful; The Super Bowl Stripper Show was Just Gross

by Michelle Fitzpatrick Thomas Controversy has been swirling the last couple of weeks about the Super Bowl half-dressed, I mean half-time, show. I didn’t watch the show live—I never do because it’s usually quite hedonistic and disgusting—but I’ve seen pictures … Continue reading

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God Doesn’t Send People to Hell

I have some thoughts swirling around in my head this morning that I need to get out. I was up early with a sick child, and when I lay back down to try to sleep again, these thoughts compelled me … Continue reading

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A Journey Through Grief, A Promise of Hope

Today marks the first anniversary of my dad’s death. It’s hard to believe that an entire year has passed already. I wanted to share with you the following poem that my sister penned this week. It will give you a … Continue reading

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My Romantic Valentine’s Day

Do you have romantic plans with your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? A special dinner out, perhaps, or did he surprise you with flowers and chocolate? I remember when I was in high school, “the thing” was for the girls to … Continue reading

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16 (Now 17) Years

On the day I graduated from high school, in June 1992, I remember looking out of my bedroom window and thinking to myself, “This is it. The next thing I know, I’ll be graduating from college, then getting married, raising … Continue reading

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Gray Hair and Pimples

I was talking to one of my dear friends recently, and we were lamenting the fact that, in our forties, we still deal with occasional face break-outs. It seems to be worse when stress levels are high or hormones are … 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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My Couponing Haul

My dear husband surprised the kids last night by bringing home a movie from the Redbox. So after I fed them all supper and they started their movie, I slipped out for a little R&R at the grocery store. Yes, … 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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