Author Archives: JillSavage

Quote of the Week

“Negative thinking is one of the major risk factors that determines whether or not a marriage even survives”                                             … Continue reading

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Love Your Failures

Love. Your. Failures. Those 3 words seem odd to say.  Why would we ever love our failures?  How could we even begin to put the word “love” and “failures” in the same sentence? The only way we can ever do … Continue reading

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A Mix of Emotions

As you read this today, and listen to Day 3 of the No More Perfect Kids Focus on the Family broadcast, Mark and I will be moving our youngest son into his dorm at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. There’s … Continue reading

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Loving Your Kids For Who They Are–Day 2 (and a giveaway!)

Today is Day 2 of the No More Perfect Kids Focus on the Family radio broadcast.  You can listen online, download the podcast, or catch the program on your local Christian radio station.  Listening to these broadcasts is a great way … Continue reading

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Love The Kids You Have, Not The Ones You Wish You Had

Welcome Focus on the Family listeners! If you’ve dropped by here for the first time, please take a minute to introduce yourself!   If you need some regular encouragement as a parent, I invite you to subscribe to receive my … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

“Love is a way of thinking.  Love is a way of behaving.  Love is a choice.”                                                 … Continue reading

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Successful Strategies for Managing School Papers

It’s that time of the year again. No matter whether you homeschool or send your kids to private or public school, the influx of papers has begun! I’ve spent over 25 years managing school papers. Some years I fared better … Continue reading

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Remember it’s the age…not the personality.

Last week my daughter was at the grocery store with her two-year-old daughter.  Erica had been battling Marie to stay seated in the cart.  Determined to win this battle, Erica stopped in the middle of one the aisles and re-seated … Continue reading

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Six Reasons I Love Online Savings Accounts

Several years ago I discovered something that transformed the saving habits of our family: online savings accounts. Initially I was drawn to the accounts because their interest rates were better than any brick and mortar bank. However, now I’m sold … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

“I choose gentleness… Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, … Continue reading

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