Praying God's truth over your son

Praying God's truth over your son

Has anyone ever put a label on you? They may have labeled you based on your personality, calling you shy, nerdy, awkward, or gossipy. Perhaps they…


Three things to do when you don’t know God’s purpose or plan

Three things to do when you don’t know God’s plan

Knowing you may not hold someone you love for much longer leaves the days feeling fresh and fragile. I remember sitting next to my Poppa when he was…


You are not enough, but Jesus is!

You are not enough, but Jesus is!

The mall is an idyllic place when you’re a new mom with a two-month-old. Once on a trip to my local galleria, I joyfully sat down on a bench to gaze…


Dear moms, boundaries aren’t selfish

Dear moms, boundaries aren’t selfish

Modern mothers are eaten up with guilt over things that mothers from previous generations wouldn’t have given a second thought to. After all, as kids…


The four things a boy needs from his mom

Four things a boy needs from his mom

If you’re raising boys, you have an incredible chance to make a difference on this planet because you have the chance to raise the kind of man you…


Confession in motherhood

Confession in motherhood

On a whim the other day, I asked my three-year-old daughter, “What does mommy say a lot?” I hoped her answer would be something like, “I love you,”…


How to be a godly advocate for your child

How to be a godly advocate for your child

The school year is in full swing. Sunny days at the beach and summer camps are behind us, and in the blink of an eye our babies are waking up early,…


Overcoming the need to prove yourself

Overcoming the need to prove yourself

It happened again. The overwhelm hit me. In the midst of school starting, schedules changing, and bedtimes shifting, I became half-paralyzed by…


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.…