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Heidi St. John on 03/11/2019

Transgenderism and Children: A Grave New Threat to Parental Rights

A little over a week ago, the Supreme Court of British Columbia ordered testosterone injections for a 14-year-old girl who now considers herself to be a transgender boy, against her parents’ wishes. Even more frightening, her parents face legal penalties if they use the wrong pro-noun or dare to cal

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Heidi St. John on 03/07/2019

When You Feel Like You’re Failing, Look Up

Not long ago I was speaking about motherhood at a conference in Virginia. After three days of back-to-back sessions, I could feel myself getting tired. Jay and I had taken our kids with us for the speaking season, and this was the next-to-last stop on our four-month trip. Let me tell you, the grace

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Heidi St. John on 02/28/2019

When Good Moms Burn Out

Have you ever seen what happens to sleep-deprived drivers? They get into accidents. The same rule applies to motherhood: tired moms are prime candidates for burnout. Have you ever been done? You know, done, as in do-your-own-laundry-and-find-your-own-food kind of done? Me too. When I’m tired, here’

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Heidi St. John on 02/21/2019

The Power of a Praying Mom

Every season of motherhood offers new challenges and new chances for us to grow in our trust in God. When our children first come to us, our prayers are often for strength—strength to stay up one. more. night. with a sick child. Strength for the toddler-taming years. Strength to meet the physical de

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Heidi St. John on 02/15/2019

Are We Living in Babylon?

It’s starting to feel like we’re living in Babylon, isn’t it? There is a battle raging in the heavens over our worship, and we’re feeling it more intensely these days.Of course, the attack against God and God’s people is nothing new—it’s an age-old battle—but the question remains: will we serve the

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Heidi St. John on 02/07/2019

The Greatest Parenting Manual in the World!

I like manuals. Lucky for me, most things come with one. Your car came with a manual. So did your TV and your Crock-Pot. Last week, I actually bought an eyeliner manual. You know, because, really, I’m just making that up as I go, too.When it comes to parenting, there are a lot of great books out the

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Heidi St. John on 02/05/2019

When You’re Wrecked By Bad Religion

I had my friend, Kendra Fletcher on the podcast recently, and I want you to hear more of her message. I always say that legalism is taking your conviction and putting it on someone else. But legalism robs our joy. There is freedom when we walk away from legalism, friends, and Kendra has learned i

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Heidi St. John on 02/04/2019

Trans Activists Target Children in Public Libraries

What do drag queens and children have in common?Nothing.But that’s not stopping public libraries across the United States from hosting “Drag Queen Story Hour” (DQSH), an organization whose stated goal is the promotion of “gender fluidity” to children. Like it or not, your public library may soon be

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Heidi St. John on 01/31/2019

When Good Moms Burn Out

Have you ever seen what happens to sleep-deprived drivers? They get into accidents. The same rule applies to motherhood: tired moms are prime candidates for burnout. Have you ever been done? You know, done, as in do-your-own-laundry-and-find-your-own-food kind of done? Me too. When I’m tired, here’

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Heidi St. John on 01/17/2019

Don’t Be Afraid. God Always Shows Up

Of all the wonderful stories in the Bible, the story of David and Goliath remains one of my favorites. Just imagining this young boy loading a small stone into a slingshot and stepping onto the battlefield in the name of the Lord strengthens my own resolve to be courageous. The reality is that we al

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Heidi St. John on 01/10/2019

When Your Best Laid Plans Fail

When it comes to making plans, I am second to . . . well, just One. Planning is in my DNA. I am a list maker and a lover of all things calendar-related. Just give me an idea and a deadline, and I’ll make it happen—that is, if only the universe would cooperate! I shudder to think of the thousands of

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Heidi St. John on 01/03/2019

What Does it Mean to Be MomStrong?

Have you ever looked into the faces of the people who call you mom and wondered what in the world you got yourself into? Do you ever feel weak and unqualified for the position that is often referred as “a sacred calling”? Have you ever wished you could transport yourself and your kids back to a simp

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Heidi St. John on 12/27/2018

Mom, You Have Been Put Here for Such a Time as This

I have been homeschooling my kids for almost two decades now, and we have an art/music/library/spare room that also functions as a schoolroom. Taped around the room, near the ceiling, there is a timeline of world history. If you can look past the part where our parrot gnawed holes from 1600 to 1890

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Heidi St. John on 12/20/2018

Too Much on Your Plate?

Six years ago, when my blog was starting to take off and I was accepting more speaking opportunities, I realized something. No—that’s not entirely true. It was more like my kids called a meeting. They elected a representative to make their first appeal. Savannah approached me as I was working in the

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Heidi St. John on 07/20/2018

3 Steps to Taming Your Child’s Tongue, with Ginger Hubbard

“Did you really just say that?” I can’t even count how many times I have thought or said this in a moment of frustration and anger with one of my children. Yes, parenting is hard work — but Ginger Hubbard offers life-giving, practical solutions that even busy parents can implement today by pointing

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Heidi St. John on 07/19/2018

You Have More Control Than You Think

I want to let you in on a secret about writing Christian books. There’s a 100 percent guarantee that Jesus will get up in your face about the very topic you’re addressing. I wrote my first book about approval, so of course I struggled with wanting approval. I wrote my second book on happiness and th

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Heidi St. John on 05/11/2018

Bring Your Best to the Table

This wasn’t just any table. My mother had purchased it years ago at a yard sale and then decided it needed too much work and handed it down to me. It was a family heirloom in need of a makeover. It was two feet wide and eight feet long, with spindly legs and molding around the top that didn’t quite

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Heidi St. John on 05/03/2018

Freed by the Truth, with Giveaway from Elisa Pulliam!

Would you say you have experienced the kind of spiritual and emotional freedom that comes from being faithful to God’s teachings and believing His Word? Or is there is something in your heart and mind that keeps you from believing the truth and the freedom it offers? I ask this question in response

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Heidi St. John on 04/27/2018

Making the SAHM Life Work When Money Is Tight

Do you really want to stay home with your kids? Do you feel like you could just never make it or make it and still live the way you want to? You guys have heard from my friend, Erin Odom before, and her advice is so practical I wanted to have her back again. Her heart is to help you learn how you ca

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Heidi St. John on 03/30/2018

Creating a Legacy Within the Laboratory of Our Own Homes, with Jen Schmidt

Do you enjoy being hospitable or is it more effort than it’s worth? Do you struggle with insecurity over an undecorated house or lack of confidence in your cooking skills? You are not alone, sister! But it’s important to move past those roadblocks #sothat you can experience and share the blessing o

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