What weary moms need most

What weary moms need most

Motherhood is a gift, we know, but it is also one of the most challenging jobs we have ever worked.  Yes, our kids are God-given joys. They make us…


What We Really Want for Mother’s Day: More Peace

What we really want for Mother’s Day: More peace!

The news hit me like a ton of bricks, knocking the wind out of me. I was afraid to breathe and afraid to blink, knowing the tears would start…


Guiding my girls as a solo mom

“He won’t walk them down the aisle,” I lamented, a lump lodging in my throat as I watched my girls walk down the street together hand in hand. As…


When your child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder

The church was packed. The music was loud. Lily clasped her hands over her ears and started to shake. Her father gave her a pair of earphones and…


A letter to the motherless mother as we approach Mother’s Day

Dear motherless mother, I see you.  It’s that time of year: the commercials, the flowers, the signs in every store you walk into—it’s Mother’s Day.…


Momming: Is great too much to ask?

In the filtered reality of social media, setting “great” as a standard for motherhood feels like a lot of added pressure.  But let’s be honest, no…


I will never be a perfect mother

I recently read this and immediately recognized it as one of the truest statements ever… "I was going to be a perfect mother...Then I had children!"…


5 Tips for avoiding Mother’s Day Disappointment

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY WEEK! So…it’s safe to assume that we’re all focused on taking care of our own Moms this week, right? We’re reminiscing about…


Wishing you an Un-Hallmark Mother’s Day

I reserve the right to gripe just a bit about Mother’s Day. Woodrow Wilson wasn’t thinking of preachers’ wives when he signed a bill making the…