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?
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
There are events in life that parents contemplate as their children grow. Some are anticipated because they are announced before arrival—such as the many attempts by baby to roll over that lead to success, or the cranky baby before the first tooth pops up. Then there are the experiences we think are far into the future and there’s plenty of time to be prepared: Driver’s licenses, high school, college, and marriage. Sons and daughters, ready to take on the world, unaware of exactly what that means.
Blink your eyes and you’ll find your baby boy standing there, uncontrollable grin on his face, holding his brand new license, asking the question we dread. “Can I have the keys?” Continue reading Handing Over the Keys
We miss so much in the flippancy and frenzy with which we juggle life. The confining borders of our expectations and achievements can rob us from the very thing we are called to do.
It’s easy to lose Jesus in the work of mothering for Him. Continue reading Soaking in the Moment
Setting aside time to ponder and pray over God’s love letter to us is the best stewardship of our inner lives. Continue reading God’s Word: Our Quiver’s Foundation
Even when we know the time has come and ultimate healing is part of God’s plan, it’s still hard for us to experience the loss of someone we love. Continue reading Filled With Grief, Held by Hope