Michal Crum

Michal Crum is wife to Ben and mother to Daniel, Zion, Knox, Clementine, and Clara. She drinks too much coffee, bites her lip, and has attained expert status at skipping entire pages (undetected, of course) while reading aloud to her little ones.

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If You Delight In Your Children, You Will Discipline Your Children

This is the second half of a conversation about children and discipline that I had with a group of ladies near and dear to my heart. That group includes my mother in law, Mary Lee Bayly, and her three daughters: Hannah Weeks, who is also my wife, and Michal Crum and... read more

A Mother’s Perspective on the Discipline of Children

In today’s episode, I have a conversation about children and discipline with Mary Lee Bayly and her three daughters: Heather Ummel, Michal Crum and Hannah Weeks. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of The Helpful Marriage Book by Tim & Mary Lee Bayly! Support our... read more

5 ways to strengthen your pastor on a Sunday morning

Growing up as a pastor’s kid, I’m privy to all sorts of “insider information” about the life of a pastor and his church. I remember the times my dad would say, “Glen was such an encouragement to me on Sunday mornings when I was preaching.” Or, “So-and-so was always... read more

Moses’ fatal flaw and mine

Picture this: Moses, standing on a mountaintop, a beautiful panorama spread before him. He’s looking at the Promised Land, and after 40 years of aimless wandering in the wilderness, it’s gotta look pretty good to him. He’s been waiting on this day for a long, long... read more

Cinco Correciones Para Tu Hijo Impertinente

La semana pasada hablé sobre por qué es importante capacitar a nuestros hijos para que sean respetuosos . Ahora hablemos sobre como es eso en diferentes edades y etapas. Cuando le dije a mi esposo Ben que estaba trabajando en una lista de frases y correcciones que... read more

Porque La Impertinencia Es Un Problema En Nuestros Hijos

Mi hijo Knox, de 4 años, está siendo disciplinado mucho últimamente por discutir con adultos. De alguna manera, él no se da cuenta de que tiene 4 años. Y que no tiene problema corrigiendo a alguien de 30 años mayor que él. Yo le digo: “Dame ese trapo”. Y... read more

4 more ways to steep our kids in Scripture

A couple weeks ago we talked about how to apply Scripture to the daily circumstances of our lives. It’s obvious, but difficult. Now these next four are a bit easier: 1. Begin and end the day with prayer. Begin meals with prayer. Punctuate your day with prayer. Ask God... read more

The #1 way to steep our kids in Scripture

“These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. “You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. “You shall bind them as a... read more

Torn nets: when God’s blessings are too much

“I always wanted four kids, I just never realized how hard it would be to have them this close together.” My friend was drinking very strong coffee while wrangling her four kids aged six and under. She had been married 8 years and had moved 12 times in that period. In... read more

Arsenic hour comes first

A few months ago I was reading an article when I came across the term “arsenic hour.” I had to google it. Turns out, it’s the hour right before dinner. It has different names in different places because–lo and behold!–the phenomenon is not unique to my... read more

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