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.…


Cultivating friendship with people who think differently

Cultivating friendship with people who think differently

When we started attending our current church two years ago, my mother-in-law offered to drive me each Tuesday morning to the mom’s group at our…


Transitions: Finding peace in the in-between

Finding peace in the midst of transitions

Out of all four seasons, summer and fall typically carry with them the most transitions. And in parenting, we experience the joys and challenges of…


The God who sees you

The God who sees you

“So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me”…


To the lonely stay-at-home mom: 6 ways to cope with social isolation

To the lonely stay-at-home mom: 6 ways to cope with social isolation

Learning to cope with social isolation as a stay-at-home mom can create a heart of gratitude rather than despair. Some people are energized by…


Pray, hope, and don’t worry

Pray, hope, and don’t worry

You probably have many sources of stress and anxiety as a mother.  One, family life is hard. From managing schedules to stress levels, you juggle…