Easy Back to School Breakfast Ideas for the Freezer

15 Make-Ahead Breakfast Ideas @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Whether you homeschool your children or send them off to school, breakfast is the most important part of the day. I know in our house, breakfast time can be a challenge. There are lots of mornings I just wish I had something quick I could pull out and heat up that would taste delicious. But unless I plan ahead, I either have to cook or offer the usual hot or cold cereal.

We eat a lot of oatmeal. And grits. And cream of wheat.

I know my children would love to have muffins, biscuits, and other breakfast foods on a more regular basis!

15 Make Ahead {Freezer Friendly} Breakfast Ideas

What’s your favorite go-to breakfast idea?

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4 Ways to Prepare Your Family for Eternal Life

4 Ways to Prepare Your Family for Eternal Life @ FruitfulFamilies.com

Today I’m sharing 4 ways to prepare your family for eternal life over on FruitfulFamilies.com: 

4 Ways to Prepare Your Family for Eternal Life

One of the greatest joys of being a mom is to see your children walk with God.

My children are growing up so fast – my son is 23 and then I have 4 girls ages 19, 17, 13, and 11. I can hardly believe how quickly the years have gone by!

Over the years I have had many people tell me how lucky I am to have such good kids.

Here’s the thing though – it has nothing to do with luck! Raising kids take a lot of work. And even more prayer. Raising kids who love the Lord, are respectful, compassionate, merciful, and helpful takes even more work. And lots and lots of training… read more… 

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Music in the Air {Day 57}

Fill your home with music that inspires. @ AVirtuousWoman.org

From Chaos to Calm: Day 57

Scripture Memory: “My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.” Psalm 71:23

    Do you like to sing? Music adds so much to life. Well, I should say, good music adds much to life. What kind of music do you listen to? Are the words uplifting? Do the songs inspire you to serve God more – or less?

 Studies have shown that children who listen to classical music from an early age learn better. It has also been proven that people learn better if the information is set to music. Advertisers use music to entice you to buy their products and they come up with catchy “jingles” that you can’t forget because they know you are more likely to spend money on that which is familiar.

Music that Inspires

Yesterday we talked about the importance of “cleaning out the trash.” But it is just as important to fill your home with good music, music that is uplifting, {music that inspires} as it is to remove that music which is sensual and immoral.

 I have an under the counter radio/ CD player in my kitchen. I also love to plug in my Pandora radio station {Selah or David Carnes} and play beautiful music. I love to listen to it while I cook and clean. Playing gospel music or Christian praise music can have an impact on your entire day. It will lift your spirits and keep you in focus of what really matters.

    Play music quietly while the children play or do their schoolwork. Keep the music going all day and you will be surprised at how it changes the atmosphere in your home.

And finally, music is very important during family worship. If you have not already, purchase several copies of a good music book that has songs kids and adults will enjoy singing.

Our favorite songbook to use during family worship is actually a book that was printed in 1952 called Happy Songs for Boys and Girls. Don’t let the title fool you – there are classics like Lift Up the Trumpets and Dare to be a Daniel that both parents and children can enjoy. (My youngest child’s favorite is Lift Up the Trumpets.)

Let inspiring music become a part of your life and the lives of your family members and you will find that “making a joyful noise” is something you do all day long!

What music inspires you?

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