Surrendering our children to God means surrendering their entitled lives

Surrendering our children to God means surrendering their entitled lives

It was by all accounts an idyllic day.  The sky arching over the ocean was clear, cerulean blue after a week of heavy clouds and drenching afternoon…


Hockey, Slurpees, and Jesus: Everyday faith adventures with our kids

Ice-level hockey in face masks. That was this season.  With use of distancing on benches, strict rink regulations, juggling gearing up outdoors in…


Giving ourselves grace

I recently received an email invitation for a gathering to encourage women in younger life stages about womanly issues, specifically “embracing…


How to talk to your kids about depression and suicide: Three questions for parents to ask

A recent survey by Active Minds found that 80 percent of college students have experienced some negative impact to their mental health during the…


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…