13 ways to build resilience in your children

As a kid, were you raised to explore, take small risks, and learn from your mistakes (like jumping from a tree might cause a broken arm)? If so, you…


What does it mean to steward our gifts well?

Whether you realize it or not, you were given a gift at birth. Admittedly, in some cases (here’s lookin’ at you, Beyonce), you were given many…


Give grace, for goodness’ sake

Enter grace One day last week, the woman in front of us at the grocery store was taking for . . . ev . . . er. After the cashier scanned a…


Three Reasons Why I am a “Judgy Mom” and Three Ways to Stop

This is embarrassing, but I’m just going to say it. I judge people.  I know it isn’t culturally acceptable. I know it isn’t trending on Twitter.…


Can you hear me now? Teaching your kids to hear the voice of God

Several years ago, my little family was in the middle of a move with four kids, a dog—who thought she was one of the kids—a hamster, and a few…


When I am tempted to despise the season

I hugged my eight-year-old daughter close as tears streamed down her face. Her sister’s sudden outburst had hurt her feelings, and she needed…


Building Bridges Through Forgiveness

It was a pretty spring day, and my children were playing happily in our driveway. They were pushing each other in their Little Tykes Cozy Coupe and…


Stand Alone

Have you ever seen or read something that completely sums up all that you hope your kids will become someday?  I ran across the picture above…


Empowering Our Girls God’s Way

Recently, I was perusing a section in a popular bookstore entirely dedicated to the empowerment of girls and women. As I did so, I saw a lot of…