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About thecrunchymamachronicles

I'm a woman obsessed with the amazing, everlasting, lavish, never-failing LOVE of the Heavenly Father through Jesus. It's my favorite thing to meditate on and to write about. His expression of love has radically transformed me from a joyless, miserable person to the me who is full of joy and love for others because of my radical identity as the beloved of God. I am devoted to my husband and to gently parenting our three boys with Jesus as my model of the ultimate gentle parent.

“The Jesus Storybook Bible” by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Originally posted on Escape to Reality:
A question I am often asked is, “What grace resources are available for children?” It seems there are hardly any. In Sunday School children are much more likely to learn about Christian values or…

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My Reduction of Stress and Frustration through Moving to a Simplistic/Minimalist Space/Schedule

Just wanted to share my story in case it would be an encouragement to someone who reads it. I’m just sharing what works for us — I fully realize that it is not for everyone. I used to be a seriously … Continue reading

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Gentle Restoration

So, I opened my Bible randomly the other day and this was the first verse I saw. Galatians 6:1 “Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch … Continue reading

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Growing in the Knowledge and in the Experience of His Love

Before I get into what I want to post today, I’d just like to say humbly that I hope that my posts never come off as “this is what you need to do” or something to that effect. My suggestions … Continue reading

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But how will they learn to obey authority?

In response to my post about “demanding instant, cheerful obedience,” a group member expressed her concerns over how our children will learn to obey human authority (like a job boss, police, etc.), when they are older. Here is my response: … Continue reading

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Demanding Instant, Cheerful Obedience? Really?

Below is from a post of mine in a group that I created for (local to me) Christian parents who parent gently or want to learn more about how to parent gently with Christ as our model of gentle parenting.  … Continue reading

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My story of healing. His love is central! He delights in me! He rejoices over me!

One of the wounds that received in my youth that I only recently recognized is that I never felt that I was delighted in by my father.  I didn’t feel special and I didn’t feel delighted in.  Sure, he provided … Continue reading

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