What We Really Want for Mother’s Day: More Peace

What we really want for Mother’s Day: More peace!

The news hit me like a ton of bricks, knocking the wind out of me. I was afraid to breathe and afraid to blink, knowing the tears would start…


Practical ways to teach your children to pray

Practical ways to teach your children to pray

When one thinks about the great men and women of faith they can visualize their strength of character, their personal holiness, and their exercise of…


The blessings and challenges of raising a child on the spectrum

I knew my ten-year-old son Elijah was on the Spectrum long before he was diagnosed.  Maybe it was my education as a counselor and two decades of…


Freedom from regret: How ordinary work and faithfulness bring God glory

Although the decision to push pause on my career took place in the past, every day feels like a crossroads—a choice I must make anew every morning as…


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…


The whispered prayers of a single mom

"God," I prayed silently as the wheels of my car crept down the gravel road and pulled onto the highway. "I don't want to ask for anything—I really…


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…


How Jesus meets us in distraction

I took a deep breath as we got in the car. We did it. We managed to get all five children in the car to go to church, and we are only going to be 5…


Living out God’s original plan for family

I believe with all my heart that the first, best community God created was the family.  During creation, on day six he built his masterpiece: humans.…