Mothering by faith—not fear

Mothering by faith—not fear

There’s nothing like the moment you first hold your baby. As you caress their tiny fingers and count their tiny toes, a holy awe settles around you.…


The power of music and worship for children

The power of music and worship for children

I believe in the power of music. Practically nothing else is as sticky and powerful as a melody. It enables us to jump back in time to a memory that…


3 keys to parenting with Jesus

I was not natural at parenting. While other teen girls were babysitting, I was busy with worldly things. No mama in her right mind would trust me…


Tis the season for joy

Every parent has hopes and dreams for their child.  Years ago, my husband and I attended an event at our child’s school, and something the speaker…


Look up, parents: You are seen, known, and chosen

I opened up my Bible next to a window overlooking our backyard and was about to delve into the Gospel of Mark, when I looked up to see a baby deer…


Hindering hurt, rendering hope

Today hurts. Last week hurt. Last year hurt.  As I sit this morning, unable to pinpoint the source of my hurt, I feel distracted. See, hurt can be…


Learning to be in the “No”

Every week, there are dozens of opportunities out there rapping on our doors, trying to get us to say yes to a request.  It's that co-worker who…


Your child’s greatest advocate is not you

As parents, there is a word that carries much meaning and significance as we strive to fulfill our calling to lead our children into the fullness of…


Learning to drive: Trusting God’s plan for our kids

I went back and forth trying to decide if this article was about my daughter learning to drive or me learning how to be her passenger.  Looking over…