Three prayers to pray over your child as they begin a new school year

Three prayers to pray over your child as they begin a new school year

The school year is right around the corner and that can bring a wave of emotions. Whether you’re excited and eager or stressed and anxious about what…


A prayer for the first day of school

A prayer for the first day of school

Embarking on a new school year can bring a swirl of emotions for both kids and parents.  Whether you’re hiding your tears for your little one's first…


The prodigal’s mother

The prodigal’s mother

Originally published on Foundations with Janet Denison I‘ve taught the parable of the prodigal son from Luke, chapter 15, many times. It never…


I'm afraid to have kids and that's okay

I'm afraid to have kids and that's okay

I always thought I would go to college, find my husband, graduate, get married, and have my first baby by the time I turned twenty-five. If there was…


Leaning into God's promises

Leaning into God's promises

I had a text: “Mom, I am terrified.” I read it out loud to Brett. “You okay?” I texted back. My husband and I were at the beach.  My mom was watching…


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…