Giving thanks: Keeping a record of the good things…and the God things

Giving thanks: Keeping a record of the good things…and the God things

I keep a lot of records for my daughter. I have contact information for each doctor and therapy office where we have taken her over the years.  I…


Three ways you can make the holidays easier while grieving

Three ways you can make the holidays easier while grieving

The first year after my husband died, I approached the holidays with trepidation. Honestly, I didn’t feel like celebrating at all. I wanted to hole…


Promise and provision in the desert

Promise and provision in the desert

As we care for our children with special needs we can experience the highest highs and the lowest lows. We can have moments of triumph and victory as…


Praying for wisdom in raising our children

Praying for wisdom in raising our children

As I sit here surrounded by the sweet innocent laughter of my children, I’m reminded that there are times in life when all seems right with the…


How to help friends parenting a child with special needs

How to help friends parenting a child with special needs

As special-needs parents, the demands our children sometimes require of us cause us to muster up a superhero type of strength and independence. Over…


Mothering by faith—not fear

Mothering by faith—not fear

There’s nothing like the moment you first hold your baby. As you caress their tiny fingers and count their tiny toes, a holy awe settles around you.…


Morning affirmations for school drop-off

Morning affirmations for school drop-off

How do mornings usually go in your house? For the typical household, it’s a mad dash to get everyone out of bed, fed, dressed, out of the house with…


Overcoming fear in our parenting

Overcoming fear in our parenting

Our imagination can be used against us Perhaps you can relate to my vivid imagination when it comes to fear? I read Scarlet Hiltibidal’s Afraid of…


4 ways kids can show kindness at school

4 ways kids can show kindness at school

Back to school time brings such a buzz of energy! Weekly rhythms and routines are taking shape, kids are excited about all of the things they’re…