Five ways to prioritize church as a mom

Five ways to prioritize church as a mom

“For the tenth time, please get your shoes on now!” I yelled toward my two kids from the kitchen. I was attempting to refill my travel mug and get…


Tis the season for joy

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…


The relaxed mom’s guide to a joyful Christmas

The relaxed mom’s guide to a joyful Christmas

A few days ago, I was spending a little time journaling in my one-line-a-day book. The question was something like, “how would your mom describe you…


Making a plan for holiday family gatherings

Making a plan for holiday family gatherings

We’re entering the season filled with awe, wonder, gratitude, and dread. It’s that time of year where we get to spend time with the family we love.…


Resurrection will come

Trusting in God's promises

Once upon a time, we had a failed adoption. Actually, we’ve had more than one, but this particular story is about ‘our’ little boy.  We’d been with…


Six truths about adoption

Six truths about adoption

As the late afternoon traffic began to build, my kids and I sat quietly in the car on the way home from piano lessons. Out of the blue, my…


We are not powerless in school shootings

I went to bed last night heartbroken, angry, confused, and, most of all, scared. I’m devastated by the images of terrified students running from…


3 ways to teach your kids a Biblical worldview surrounding the war in Ukraine

We are not born with a Biblical worldview. We are born with a sinful view.  Example: If one child is given 4 toys and the other is given 6 toys, the…


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…