Tomorrow is Independence Day…July 4th…and a good time to continue thinking about the concept of freedom. As our children grow, teaching our children to live with freedom – and exercise the accompanying responsibility it brings – is constantly on our minds. I love this post by our friend Jen Talley, and it seemed appropriate to […]
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Our typical Sunday morning is extremely busy. We have to get up early, eat breakfast, get dressed and scoot out the door before 8:30 to start worship practice. Getting 6 people out the door usually isn’t that hard, however, especially since the kids are older now. But…
I was recently asked to speak to some precious young girls at a tea party. As I was praying about what to speak about, I heard the Lord say very clearly “I need them to know I need Esthers”. So to my Bible I went and refreshed my memory on the story of Esther. I […]
Most families will have at least one kid they consider strong willed. They are the ones who love to have their own opinions. When given two choices they may come up with a third…happens often in the Talley house. I offer A or B and they will pick C….every. single. time. They don’t like to […]
For those of you who do not know my family, we have four kiddos. My first three (Nathan 15, Charles 13, and Madiyn 11) are biological and our sweet baby girl (Mei 8) came to us from China. We’ve had our ups and downs with parenting, as most parents would admit: being a parent is hard work. And […]
We’ve all heard the expression “Children should be seen and not heard.” I’ve always felt that statement was a bit unfair. I mean, kids have thoughts and feelings and I know I’ve gleaned a lot of wisdom from things that have come out of my kids’ mouths.
Whether Mike and I are teaching marriage classes, counseling or speaking at a conference there is always one thing we start out talking about. It’s our number one on the list of talking points most of the time. And that’s a hard one for some.
I’ve worn lots of glasses over the years. When things are going good and everything is looking up…
Today we’re so happy to introduce Jennifer Talley as a new “Barista!” Jennifer is joining us as a regular contributor on Marriage (or other things as they come to mind 🙂 Read more about her bio below, and here. And please feel free to welcome her in the comments below! As I sit and ponder […]
We just love the readers of Mom’s Morning Coffee! And we love our FB fans and friends, too! A short while ago, one of our friends posted something wise and wonderful as a status update. It resonated with us, and we believe it will resonate with you, too. Today, we’re sharing a post written by […]