Did you ever long to be loved? Not just the giddy, silly kind of love—but a love born of knowing and being known?
This Christmas, look to the One Who knows you–how you think, what you dream, when you cry. Reach for Him, for He is Faithful and True. Continue reading Christmas, Purpose, & Love
Perhaps when we sit down to eat, instead of asking each person at the table to name what they are thankful for, we can begin a new tradition. Let’s talk about our personal, protecting, providing, and present Lord. Let’s talk about the very reason we can be thankful.
Let’s talk about Jesus. Continue reading Let’s Talk About Jesus
The shoe tray inside my back door is more than a corral for shoes. It’s become a testimony to the life stories of those who dwell here, those who stop by, and those I no longer see. Continue reading The Way in Which We Walk
Little ones watch and listen to adults, whether we realize that in every moment or not. Continue reading Do Our Kids See Jesus in Us?
God’s Word is a mirror. It reveals the things I can’t see with my own eyes. It changes my lenses and helps me see the obvious as well as what’s hidden. If I can get my children to hunger after God’s Word, I have done something that will serve to open my child’s eyes in ways only His Spirit can. If they develop a thirst for reading the Bible, they will find a well that springs eternal life. Continue reading Encouraging an “I Spy” Desire to Read God’s Word
3 E’s of raising a child with food allergies: Enable, Educate, & Empower. Continue reading Raising a Child with Food Allergies
In the late 1970s, a popular singer-songwriter crooned a top-twenty tune with his definition of womanhood. According to this artist, the woman on his pedestal was amazing. Her smile could kill, and her gaze could slice. She was quick with a lie, focused on her own agenda, and could cast shadows with the best of them.
This lady was a force and if you didn’t appreciate her attributes, well, get out of the way. To this woman of questionable accomplishments, the words, “She is clothed with strength and dignity,” would have sounded like a garbled, unknown language. Continue reading Strength, Dignity, and What Not to Wear
In other words, we must replace intrusive thoughts, fears, and worries with the truth of God’s promises. Continue reading 6 Ways to Help Our Children with Anxiety
The Holy Spirit watches over us and whispers (sometimes loudly) when our heart begins to overlook sin. Our first responsibility as parents is to be sure our relationship with Christ is one that is personal and vibrant.
We are also called to be a beacon of truth to our children. He has given us the responsibility of flashing the caution light when our little humans behave as humans do.
Is your preschooler demanding his way? Pride makes our little human believe he deserves what he wants when he wants it. Teach him to see other people in the room as more important than himself. “What? You mean I’m not the center of the universe?”
Acknowledge. Repent. Walk in His joy. Continue reading Choosing to Walk in His Joy