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Angelene Woodard on 05/03/2019

It's a Good Thing When God Stresses Us Out

As a responsible mom, I am intentionally creating a little stress in my son's life. Conquering stressful situations takes practice and I'm setting him up for success. This is a necessary part of growth, development, and maturity. Thank goodness he has me! The same principle applies between our Heave

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Angelene Woodard on 04/19/2019

Qualifying: a brand new interview series

Welcome to my brand stinkin' new series! This is a collection of video interviews called Qualifying. We've all heard the phrase, "God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called". What does that even mean?! Well, this series of interviews will showcase just how God qualifies His people. Fell

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Angelene Woodard on 04/12/2019

The Craziest Mama in the Bible

Has God called you to do something crazy? Something you are definitely not qualified to do? Something that doesn't even make logical sense? Me toooooo! He also led another mama in the Bible to do something crazy. Watch this video to get my take on the craziness of homeschooling (my call) and the cra

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Angelene Woodard on 04/05/2019

Welcoming God's Presence into Our Parenting

Post published by forthefamily.org. The joy children bring to our lives is breathtaking. No doubt, parenting is an opportunity for deep, life-changing love. It’s also an opportunity to lose countless hours of sleep and prepare more meals and snacks than one would ever think humanly possible. The man

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Angelene Woodard on 03/30/2019

The Gift We Don't Want From God

I believe the Lord Almighty grants each of us a set of strengths. We call them gifts. These strengths are to be used for His glory and honor. If we are good stewards of these skills, He will make them grow and flourish. These natural abilities can bring great happiness to ourselves and others. Likew

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Angelene Woodard on 03/23/2019

But What About the Things You Are You Getting Right?

To some this simple exercise will be a waste of time, pointless, and/or plain old silly. But for those of us who struggle with feeling like we're never going to get this motherhood thing right, it's a game changer. Changing our thinking is not always easy. Thankfully, God's power of peace can help s

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Angelene Woodard on 02/26/2019

Unqualified Mom is a Contributing Writer for Christian Family Website

For The Family is an amazing website dedicated to pointing families to Jesus. It is my great honor and privilege to be chosen to write posts for this amazing ministry. If you need spiritual encouragement and support, then taking advantage of the resources this site has to offer will be to your benef

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Angelene Woodard on 12/20/2018

Celebrating a Fake Holiday?

This Christmas article was printed by Fusion Magazine, a devotional study guide, published by Randall House. All four of us squeezed into the bathroom around midnight. As our baby daughter snuggled warm in her bed, her two older brothers took turns purging their stomachs into the cold porcelain. My

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Angelene Woodard on 11/16/2018

Thanksgiving Ain't What it Used to Be

My hubby got me a gift. Which is awesome, because I’m not even gonna lie, I love gifts! It’s a tiny book called “The Founding Fathers: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches”. Honestly, if I had received this book any time prior to the last five years, it totally would have ended up in the garage sale pile. Wh

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Angelene Woodard on 10/26/2018

God's Provision Versus My Standards

The crowded parking lot slowly gave way to the freeway and the tears wouldn’t stop. Between blurry traffic lights and gasping sobs of the ugly cry, He helped me drive home. The Almighty directed my vehicle home just as He had directed me to that office. I had never experienced so much relief. Practi

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Angelene Woodard on 10/01/2018

Not a Virtuous Woman - Yet

We read about The Virtuous Woman and all her glory in Proverbs 31. Books have been written about her. Sermons and Sunday School lessons have been devoted to her. Christian companies have even modeled and named themselves after her. Women the world over study her, look up to her, and strive to follow

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Angelene Woodard on 09/15/2018

How the Mommy Octopus Praises God

BusyBusyBusy. We are so stinkin’ busy. We have a lot going on. As do most families. The kids get their school, chores, and extracurricular activities done and are then free to rest and/or play. Hardworking Hubby starts work before the sun comes up and hits it hard until he gets home. Then he's done

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Angelene Woodard on 08/31/2018

Are You Missing the Point of Motherhood?

Do you ever feel like you have no clue how to be a mother? Or is that just me? Most days my main objective as a mother is to keep my offspring from killing one another. We are a nature documentary titled Survival of the Fittest. Seriously, if it were not for the fact that I am, indeed, a larger orga

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Angelene Woodard on 08/19/2018

Working For God or Working With God?

I beg God to reveal His will for my life. I ask Him to show me His perfect plan. I want what He wants. Hallelujah! Can I get an Amen? He actually answers my prayers. That’s when things start to go downhill. You see, I am strong, capable, and responsible. I love the Lord and want His will accomplishe

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Angelene Woodard on 08/04/2018

Be Honest with Yourself

Struggling with homeschooling was nothing new. Except for our inaugural year, (aka: the honeymoon phase) my days were filled with overflowing stress, frustration, and a solid dose of anxiety. Why is this so hard? Do other mamas struggle this much? When do the warm, fuzzy feelings return? Yeah, I’m p

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Angelene Woodard on 07/20/2018

God's Call or Just My Good Idea?

There’s this gorgeous little farmhouse calling my name. This custom-built home with its white siding and happy front porch tease me as I sleep. The picture-perfect garden, the simple kitchen with one of those awesome farm sinks, and the tin roof are meant to be mine. The life-long memories our famil

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Angelene Woodard on 07/06/2018

Free to be Me

Hiding my weaknesses and shortcomings has become a hobby of mine over the past several years. Oh, yes. I enjoy long walks on the beach, reading mystery novels, and trying to improve upon all the traits I find unsatisfactory. Thankfully, I have come to a point in life where I can not only stop trying

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