How to fall apart well

 I am a mom of four kids and I just recently learned how to fall apart.  As a young toddler, I lost my dad and older sister in a car wreck. My mom…


The prodigal’s mother

The prodigal’s mother

Originally published on Foundations with Janet Denison I‘ve taught the parable of the prodigal son from Luke, chapter 15, many times. It never…


I'm afraid to have kids and that's okay

I'm afraid to have kids and that's okay

I always thought I would go to college, find my husband, graduate, get married, and have my first baby by the time I turned twenty-five. If there was…


Leaning into God's promises

Leaning into God's promises

I had a text: “Mom, I am terrified.” I read it out loud to Brett. “You okay?” I texted back. My husband and I were at the beach.  My mom was watching…


Transitions: Finding peace in the in-between

Finding peace in the midst of transitions

Out of all four seasons, summer and fall typically carry with them the most transitions. And in parenting, we experience the joys and challenges of…


The God who sees you

The God who sees you

“So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me”…


Pray, hope, and don’t worry

Pray, hope, and don’t worry

You probably have many sources of stress and anxiety as a mother.  One, family life is hard. From managing schedules to stress levels, you juggle…


Five essentials for every special-needs parent

Five essentials for every special-needs parent

Parenting isn’t for the faint of heart. Many times, it takes effort and energy beyond our natural capacity.  And if you are a parent to a child with…


Widening your family circle through foster care: Five things you need to know

Widening your family circle through foster care: Five things you need to know

“Hey, I hear you’re a foster parent. I’d like to do that one day,” she says eagerly, almost whimsically.  She looks about twenty-six, the same age I…