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ROARing Through Yoga

ROARing Through Yoga

I am a 21st-century, overstimulated, and exhausted mom. All I want is to take one measly hour to go outside in the quiet of nature and stretch with an adorable baby goat on my back. What could possibly be so wrong with that? Okay, goat yoga is hilarious. And it's kind...

A Crash Course in Yoga

A Crash Course in Yoga

I suspect at least a portion of you already have your minds made up about yoga, but you clicked on this link because you wanted to see what we had to say about it, to know if Mama Bear supports it or not. Am I right or am I right? This is one of those topics that can...

IF:GATHERING part 2: What to know before you go

IF:GATHERING part 2: What to know before you go

[This is part 2 of our coverage of the IF: Gathering. You can read the first blog here.]  Being in ministry is amazingly challenging in the social media age. People often have keyboard courage to say whatever is on their minds. They take statements out of context or...

The Enneagram Part 3: Let’s ROAR, Mama Bears!

The Enneagram Part 3: Let’s ROAR, Mama Bears!

(Welcome to Part 3 of our Enneagram series! If you haven’t done so, check out Part 1 where we give a “Crash Course in the Enneagram” and Part 2 where we ask “Is The Enneagram Even Accurate?”) Let’s face it. Personality tests are fun. Even the cheesy Buzzfeed quizzes...

Teaching Our Kids to Spot Empty Statements

Teaching Our Kids to Spot Empty Statements

John and I were at the Iowa State Fair this weekend. (My husband loves all the fried food. Calories at the fair don’t count, right?) Among our scheduled stops, we wanted to see a band that advertised itself as a mix between Stomp and Accapella. Sounds cool right? We...

4 Good Things That Go Bad When They Are Idolized

4 Good Things That Go Bad When They Are Idolized

  The internet has been abuzz with Joshua Harris’ announcement that he and his wife are separating AND that he is no longer a Christian. In case you missed the whole I kissed Dating Goodbye craze in the late 1990’s, let me summarize: Joshua Harris was a prominent...

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How Honest is Too Honest When You Pray?

How Honest is Too Honest When You Pray?

In case you haven’t noticed, I (Hillary) am a big fan of honesty. This has worked both to my favor and my detriment in regular life. People know they can come to me to get honest assessments of things. On the flip side of that coin, I sometimes don’t guard my words as...

ROARing Through Yoga

ROARing Through Yoga

I am a 21st-century, overstimulated, and exhausted mom. All I want is to take one measly hour to go outside in the quiet of nature and stretch with an adorable baby goat on my back. What could possibly be so wrong with that? Okay, goat yoga is hilarious. And it's kind...

A Crash Course in Yoga

A Crash Course in Yoga

I suspect at least a portion of you already have your minds made up about yoga, but you clicked on this link because you wanted to see what we had to say about it, to know if Mama Bear supports it or not. Am I right or am I right? This is one of those topics that can...

Talking to Your Kids About All Things Love

Talking to Your Kids About All Things Love

Ah, February — it’s the season of love, and we here at Mama Bear know that you’re probably busy with class parties, heart-shaped everything (even pizza!), and probably glitter…because really, what says love best than something that sticks around forever? We recently...

Discipling your kids through the Armor of God

Discipling your kids through the Armor of God

Ephesians 6:12 “Our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”  If you've been feeling like something is "off" lately,...