Author: Autumn Ward

Read It Again

When our oldest daughter was a preschooler, her favorite book was the “bird story.” Countless times she would say, “Read me bird story” as she plopped it (and herself) in my lap. The actual title of the book was Little Bird Biddle Bird, by David Kirk. We both had it memorized by the time she started kindergarten! Our youngest daughter’s favorite was “mouse book,” better known as Where Does Maisy Live? by Lucy Cousins. I can still hear her sweet giggle as she would say, “Noooo” when I asked, “Does Maisy live in the hen house?” Parents read books...

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Connect Everyday Moments to God’s Story :: 5 Choices We’re Glad We Made (Part 3)

There are plenty of things my husband and I would change about how we’ve parented over the last 20 years, but if we could go back in time, there are a few things we would do all over again. I’ve already shared how we are glad we chose to imagine the end and say words that build. Here’s another one we learned to do over time: We would, without a doubt, choose to Connect Everyday Moments to God’s Story, again. The idea to do this was actually born out of great frustration. Over time, two of our favorite words,...

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Say Words that Build :: 5 Choices We’re Glad We Made (Part 2)

Words That Build Not long ago, my husband and I were asked to share with a group of parents what we would do again in regards to raising our kids. We began asking ourselves if we had to go all the way back to the beginning (20 years ago) and start over, what would we choose to do again? We had some great talks as we looked back over the years and came up with 5 things we’re so glad we did— things we would without a doubt choose to do again. I shared first about how we are glad...

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Imagine the End :: 5 Choices We’re Glad We Made (Part 1)

Imagine the End If you were asked to share with a group of parents things you’re glad you did as you were raising your kids, what would you say? My husband and I were given this opportunity recently at our church. Over the next five posts, I want to share with you the five choices we’re glad we made. If we had to go all the way back to the beginning – 20 years ago – and start over, here’s the first thing we would without a doubt choose to do again. We would Imagine the End, again. When...

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