The Mom at the Game

I never really thought of myself as a person who would see being a mom through the lens of a sports analogy. But here I am, seeing my three very…


The Parable of the Little Gardeners

The kids just wouldn’t eat the vegetables on their plates. They complained, lost their tempers, and, if possible, fed the green beans, squash, and…


How to Ease the Press for Perfection in Your Parenting

From the moment I held my precious, little firstborn in my arms, I was forever changed. I felt the gush of love and the heavy weight of…


What Are You Willing To Do For Your Kids?

There’s very little we won’t do for our kids. It’s comical to look back on things that seemed perfectly normal at the time but, with a little…


I Surrender All—Even the Play Dates and Chicken Nuggets

“It is out of our surrender that God can begin to use us and bless us.” —A. W. Tozer So my daughter is turning thirty in a few weeks.…


Where Too Little and Too Much Intersect

We’ve had some large storms in Dallas the last few weeks resulting in downed trees and power outages for extended periods of time. You don’t realize…


Past the Scenic Outlook

Our family loves the mountains. I grew up going to Colorado almost every summer. We have taken our children back there too, and some of my favorite…


Use It For Their Good

Jim’s eyes kept roaming from my face to something in the distance. Before your mind goes to the wrong place, here’s what my husband was looking at.……


If I'm a #MomFail, Can I Still Get to the Parenting Promised Land?

I thought being a mom was the hardest thing I’d ever done until I tried to write an article about being a mom. I’ve been a momma for ten years…