Finding rhythms of rest during busy seasons of life

Finding rhythms of rest during busy seasons of life

I recently experienced an overwhelmingly busy season. One morning, as I sipped my green tea and looked over our calendar, my chest tightened. My…


Trusting God with our children by stepping back in full faith

Trusting God with our children by stepping back in full faith

As parents ingrained with the need to protect our children at all costs, it can feel impossible to take a step back and allow them to struggle…


A love that will never leave you

A love that will never leave you

My firstborn spent a semester abroad in his junior year of college. Like any mom who’s separated from her child, I knew the exact distance between…


Preach the Gospel to yourself first, then your children

Preach the gospel to yourself first, then your children

Sin.  That heavy, one-syllable word that can feel like a gut punch when we stop and ponder our own. As Christian parents we can jokingly say we’re…


You are not a bad mom

You are not a bad mom

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is…


Overcoming the spirit of fear with children

Overcoming the spirit of fear with children

“What do you want the judge to decide in court tomorrow?” my daughter asked. “Whatever God wants, I want.” “But what do you think will happen?” “I…


Why judging other moms diminishes the power of the cross

Why judging other moms diminishes the power of the cross

The minivan sliding door of shame—it’s a thing. You know, when you drop off your kids at school with all humanity watching, the door slides open and…


Parenting when you can’t see the forest for the trees

Parenting when you can’t see the forest for the trees

#Stoptheclock This is the hashtag I added to an Instagram post of my daughter during her high school senior year. On one hand, it was simply a futile…


Four ways to teach kids the power of words

Four ways to teach kids the incredible power of words

Our words have a profound impact on those around us. Whether we’re using our speech to build others up or pull them down, what comes out of our…