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…


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…


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.…


I'm afraid to have kids and that's okay

I'm afraid to have kids and that's okay

I always thought I would go to college, find my husband, graduate, get married, and have my first baby by the time I turned twenty-five. If there was…


This one choice can make or break your year

I was mad. Hurt. Fed up. Over what? Oh, the usual.  My husband—can’t he see I need some attention? My kids—why are they acting so entitled? Did I…


Hindering hurt, rendering hope

Today hurts. Last week hurt. Last year hurt.  As I sit this morning, unable to pinpoint the source of my hurt, I feel distracted. See, hurt can be…


Your child’s greatest advocate is not you

As parents, there is a word that carries much meaning and significance as we strive to fulfill our calling to lead our children into the fullness of…


Learning to drive: Trusting God’s plan for our kids

I went back and forth trying to decide if this article was about my daughter learning to drive or me learning how to be her passenger.  Looking over…