A few weeks before Christmas, my family visited our friend’s church to hear him preach the Sunday sermon. The church is a cutting edge, “seeker-type” that contrasts pretty strongly with our more traditional United Methodist church. We got our kids checked into the childcare and proceeded into the windowless, theater-style auditorium, pulsing with very contemporary…Continue reading Tone Up: Taming the Tone of Your Home INTRO WEEK
Category: Full of Fruit
Authentic Faith and Abundant Life
A Ferry Tale
A few summers ago, when the kids were 8, 6, and almost 4, Jeremy and I decided to surprise them with a trip to the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. After our week long vacation at the beach, we told the kids that instead of driving four hours home, we’d be driving to the ferry which would carry…Continue reading A Ferry Tale
The Presence Your Family Really Wants This Year
(This is a rerun from 2012 when I was writing The Poorganic Life about eating real food on a budget.) I’ve been thinking about whether or not to write this post, as I’ve found myself facing a bit of writer’s block over the last few weeks. See, here’s the thing. This is the time of…Continue reading The Presence Your Family Really Wants This Year
Where’s God in the Maze of Life?
For the past several years, during autumn, I’ve worked at a corn maze. If you’ve never been to a corn maze, the way it works is that after the corn (or in our case sorghum) is planted, paths are cut through the acreage, typically in some shape or formation. Maze-goers enter the maze…Continue reading Where’s God in the Maze of Life?
Cloudy With a Chance of Faith
I’ve been pretty absent from writing here lately due to a number of factors, but primarily because I GOT A JOB! Actually, right now I am actually juggling THREE jobs: my new job, cashiering at the pumpkin farm, and tutoring a teenager. And, oh yes, there is that bit about being a housewife and mother…Continue reading Cloudy With a Chance of Faith
How to Teach Your Kids About Ownership: Raising Homemade Disciples
Hi Friends, sorry for being absent so long and HUGE apologies to my dad for flaking out on promoting his book. In a subsequent post, I am going to explain where I’ve been (NEW JOB!), but without further ado, I want to share with you the 5th installment in the series from my dad’s book Raising…Continue reading How to Teach Your Kids About Ownership: Raising Homemade Disciples
How Much Authority Over Your Kids is the Right Amount? (And .99 cent Kindle sale!)
It’s WEEK 4 of my dad’s awesome series on parenting, featuring excerpts from his book Raising Homemade Disciples, which IS ON SALE FOR ONLY .99 cents this week on KINDLE. If you’ve been waiting for a deal, THIS IS IT! Carpe Diem! Last week we learned about the 4 main purposes for families, the first of which is…Continue reading How Much Authority Over Your Kids is the Right Amount? (And .99 cent Kindle sale!)
4 Purposes for the Family– Raising Homemade Disciples
My dad, Brian Tenny, is back! This week, he is going to share 4 of the purposes for the family as he does in his book Raising Homemade Disciples. This is my absolute favorite part of his book–seeing him breakdown some of the parenting essentials in a holistic way. I’m not much for behavior modification parenting books,…Continue reading 4 Purposes for the Family– Raising Homemade Disciples
The Flood Story – Raising Homemade Disciples Week 2
I’m VERY excited to share another of my dad’s stories from Raising Homemade Disciples. In his first post, I let my dad tell a glowing story about me and NOW, because I’m nothing if not fair, I’m going to let him share a truly horrifying epoch of bad behavior about MY BROTHER, Shane. HA! (What can…Continue reading The Flood Story – Raising Homemade Disciples Week 2
Raising Homemade Disciples: A Crisis of Faith: A Giveaway!
Over the weeks between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day I’m pretty busy working my job as a cashier at a strawberry farm; however, my amazing dad is allowing me to feature some of his writing here on my blog. Since he and my mom are wise, witty, and wonderful parents, I was eager to have…Continue reading Raising Homemade Disciples: A Crisis of Faith: A Giveaway!