Lay it down

Lay it down

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7 NIV). The evenings can be tough, especially if you’re an anxious person like me.…


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…


Three lies we believe as moms struggling with anxiety

Three lies we believe as moms struggling with anxiety

I’ve struggled with anxiety since I was a child. I cannot tell you the exact age it started or how it crept up on me, but I can tell you that looking…


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…


To the lonely stay-at-home mom: 6 ways to cope with social isolation

To the lonely stay-at-home mom: 6 ways to cope with social isolation

Learning to cope with social isolation as a stay-at-home mom can create a heart of gratitude rather than despair. Some people are energized by…


3 Truths to demolish mom guilt

3 Truths to demolish mom guilt

“I hate you, you @*&!%” My 5-year-old daughter screamed at the nurse as she prepped the needle. Everyone in the room, including my husband and I,…


Stop negative self-talk

Stop negative self-talk

During parent night at our local junior high, the eighth-grade advanced English teacher explained his challenging, yet doable, curriculum. He ended…