Take heart, mom—Jesus is not embarrassed by your weakness

Motherhood introduces us to realms of weakness we might never have otherwise known.  From the moment the pregnancy test reads positive and a little…


Hope for introverted moms

Whenever someone asks how old my boys are, my answer (five and two) often elicits wide eyes and a sympathetic smile. It’s a busy time. We’ve got…


Is doing it all what God asked you to do?

The question, “how do they do it all?” has no doubt crossed your mind at some point.  Recently, I found myself in a place where I was questioning…


Guiding my girls as a solo mom

“He won’t walk them down the aisle,” I lamented, a lump lodging in my throat as I watched my girls walk down the street together hand in hand. As…


Four ways moms can self-care by attending first to soul-care

“Mom guilt.” We all deal with it. The dishes don’t wash themselves. You just finished cleaning when your child brought the mud pie inside. Let’s face…


Why aren’t you calling me?

He didn’t ask me to tuck him in last night. I heard the click of his light and waited for the invitation. Silence.  Why wasn’t my Eli calling for me?…


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…


Having fun is an act of hope

One of my goals this past year was to have more fun.  I am pragmatic to a fault, so I confess, I had to put “fun” on my to-do list. As I write, I can…


3 keys to parenting with Jesus

I was not natural at parenting. While other teen girls were babysitting, I was busy with worldly things. No mama in her right mind would trust me…