When Your Soul is Downcast: 5 Ways to Restore Joy

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

When It’s Time to Settle Down

Our four-year-old grandson gazed up at me with wide blue eyes and posed a question that melted my heart into a puddle. Never mind that this grammy was beyond exhaustion. That this little one’s Pop and I had already enjoyed a day of race cars, building blocks, and train tracks galore. We had made it through the bedtime routine, including multiple Bible stories, a “bonus” … Continue reading When It’s Time to Settle Down