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Our Kids Bedtime Routine & Prayer

Kids Bedtime Routine

Motherhood crept up on me. I know I know, I had nine months to prepare for my first child. But as an only child myself, I was not exposed to a lot of babies, much less taught how to care for little ones. I followed my doctors advice and actually didn’t read any parenting books while I was pregnant. However, ... Read More »

If your friends… {Peer Pressure}

Peer Pressure don't fit in

My monthly post for is LIVE today focusing on peer pressure, and I wanted to share a piece of it with you here: I’m sure all of us can remember a myriad of catchphrases we overheard our parents chastise us with over and over again as we were growing up, but perhaps none more than “If your friends jumped ... Read More »

Duck Dynasty’s Korie Robertson Live Chat! {FaithGateway Author}

Duck Dynasty Korie Robertson Live Chat FaithGateway

Y’all – join me for Duck Dynasty’s Korie Robertson live chat today! That’s right, I’ll be hosting a LIVE Google Hangout with Duck Dynasty’s Korie Robertson (wife of Willie) and her mom, Chrys Howard, who recently released the new Faith Commander boxed set study. You can join us LIVE today at 1pm CST/2pm EST via Google Hangout and you can ... Read More »

Different Kind of Easter


No new outfits. No candy bought. No fluffy bunnies in baskets. The Cones experienced a different kind of Easter this year. We didn’t set out trying to make a statement. After all, we just returned from the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, so it’s not like we’re depriving our kids by any means. But perhaps that’s exactly why my husband ... Read More »

The Daily Dash: April 17, 2014 feat. FamilyLife Resurrection Eggs

FamilyLife resurrection eggs

On today’s episode of The Daily Dash, I featured the 20th Anniversary Edition of FamilyLife’s Resurrection Eggs: While I’ve known about Resurrection Eggs for years, I’ve never incorporated them into our family’s Easter routine until now! While I wish I would have started earlier in the days leading up to Good Friday, our travel plans simply didn’t allow it this ... Read More »

Starting Your School Day Off Right: 4 Quick Tips

starting your school day off right: 4 quick tips

Since I promised 4 Quick Tips to starting your school day off right, let me just quench the suspense and give those to you right away: 1. Lay out your priorities 2. Develop a schedule 3. Set their minds 4. Communicate your expectations Now if you want to learn the detailed how and why behind making each of these tips ... Read More »

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Journey #FollowTheBox #OCCEcuador

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox journey

If you’ve been following my Operation Christmas Child shoebox journey during my recent trip to Ecuador, now you can watch the entire process, from packing to distribution, in just minutes! I met Stefania on top of a mountain over 11,000 feet in the air on our very last distribution. Though we’d already been to two orphanages, a church and a ... Read More »

The Good that Opposes the Best

oswald chambers quote good and best

In business, we often say that good is the enemy of great (and quickly fix that with books like Good to Great by Jim Collins). But have you ever thought about the good that opposes the best when it comes to our spiritual life? Philippians 4:8 tells us Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is ... Read More »

Truth in the Tinsel Advent Book Discount


With Advent just around the corner, I wanted to share this  Truth in the Tinsel Advent Book experience book for Little Hands by my talented friend Amanda. I have so much I want to tell you about why this book is great, why you should get it and why our family needed it, but 2 reasons should suffice: 1. Let’s face ... Read More »

National Bible Bee 2013: Watch Live!

national bible bee 2013

I am honored to share that I’m on my way to moderate the National Bible Bee in Sevierville, TN at Wilderness at the Smokies! For the next 3 days, not only will I serve as a moderator for the final rounds of the Primary and Junior divisions, but my family and I will be enjoying ALL the fun activities that ... Read More »