Church is about worshiping the One who loves us and uses us in His plan despite our imperfections. Continue reading Why Take Children to Church?
In the lovely, upside-down world of motherhood, there are countless moments with our littles (and not-so-littles) that ignite fear or worry. In my own mom-journey, ongoing anxiety has often led to a downcast soul.
As women with endless to-do lists, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, sad, or simply heavy. This melancholy can range in severity—from feeling, “blue,” and being unable to pinpoint the exact cause, to feeling the crushing weight of difficult life events, including sickness, job loss, strained relationships, loss of a loved one, and more.
Thankfully, scripture reminds us that God is aware of our burdens—that He knows, and He cares. Continue reading When Your Soul is Downcast: 5 Ways to Restore Joy
It was a subtle lie, a clever lie. One with flecks of truth sprinkled throughout. Subtle enough to assuage any guilt but not enough to raise an instant alarm. Continue reading How the Lie of “More” Fueled My Anxiety and Stole My Joy
We as parents and grandparents see the off-kilter flight of moral stability in our world. Our eyes may have drooped with indifference and weariness. A following generation will pay for those moments of sluggish non-awareness.
We are in a battle against disengagement’s thick wool of sleep. We must remain alert. We cannot underestimate as naïve children, the magnitude of the moment.
What can we do to stay awake? Continue reading Be on Your Guard: Parenting in a Changing Culture
The seed-sowing, watering, cultivating, and waiting was worth the wait. Sure, the celebration of flowers was sweet! However, walking by faith together helped me see something more—something deeper, something precious. Continue reading Anticipation, Fascination, and the Journey of Faith
Our heavenly Father sprinkles messages like sparkly rocks and wildflowers onto our pathway each day. Morning prayers based on God’s Word awaken our hearts to look and listen for His presence and His blessings. Continue reading Morning Prayers: Opening Our Eyes to God’s Treasures
The best way to experience freedom from the burden of mom-guilt is to recognize that God is in control.
Continue reading The Truth about Mom-Guilt
Our most important responsibility as parents is to grow our personal faith in such a way that our children know we are always prepared to remove the sandals from our feet. As a result, the Holy Spirit will supply what we need to lead our children in much the same way Joshua led the people. Continue reading Remove the Sandals from Your Feet
Make opportunities to talk about essentials of faith. Teach them day by day. And then do it again. Use Scripture. Accompany it with love. As they grow, they will associate the emotion of your speech and actions of your life with the validity of your words. Continue reading What Will We Say When They Ask?
Have you ever wondered if there’s more to the Christian life than what you’re experiencing? I have, especially when despair came knocking on my heart’s door. But the following words opened the door to more—more reasons to rise up and shine Christ. Continue reading Rise & Shine Christ!