Manna in the margins

Becoming a mother came with a surprising level of mourning.  As I held onto the tangible joy of my first born and then second, I couldn’t deny the…


Learning to trust God with your adult children

Bible verses about trusting God are not in short supply.  As believers, we know the wisdom and truth behind placing our trust in God rather than…


Teaching kids about boundaries

Questions parents often ask (or maybe just wonder about):  How do I protect my child from all the “wolves in sheep’s clothing” in this world? How do…


Giving grace instead of advice

Keep the advice—I’ll take the sucker Sometimes mamas need help and advice. But all the time, they need grace.  Once upon a time, at Trader Joes, I…


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!"…


Moms—There Are Just No Equals

Mother’s Day is the time-honored holiday where we take a break to honor the moms in our lives. It’s the day when we pamper our moms and wives by…


A Dozen Hints for a Great Mother’s Day

The cards, the meal at the restaurant, and the extra hugs are nice. Moms deserve a special day that celebrates who they have been, who they are, and…