Summer traditions: Teaching our children to pray for the world

I would love to travel the world with my kids.  I imagine we’d get lost down colorful alleys, pop into restaurants beckoning us with the smell of…


Prayers for a Tired Dad

God has always used ordinary people to do remarkable things. That’s where you come in, Dad. You are a man God can use. God knows we are imperfect.…


Can we hardly wait to continue our course?

I was struck by these words through the Message translation of Philippians 1 recently. Since motherhood is the course that marks most of my days, it…


A script to preach to myself

“They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.” Revelation 12:11a   I’ll never forget the first time a girl in…


Resting in the Father in a time of an ever-changing landscape

Navigating life through a pandemic has felt a little like walking through a proverbial minefield. And doing it as a mom who works to be intentional…


Confident parenting: Barefoot before the perfect Father

“Didn’t you know? We live like animals around here,” I said, a bit embarrassed.  The other mom’s face lit up, “Oh, we don’t have screens, either,”…


Women at the well: Seeking living water

I recently read this anonymous quote on social media: “The woman at the well was divorced five times and Jesus still used her. Don’t let people count…


Five biblical truths to anchor your children's identity in Christ

Five biblical truths to anchor your children's identity in Christ

I couldn’t help but care about what others thought about me. Did I say the right thing? Were my feelings and thoughts in line with what others…


Surrendering our children to God means surrendering their entitled lives

Surrendering our children to God means surrendering their entitled lives

It was by all accounts an idyllic day.  The sky arching over the ocean was clear, cerulean blue after a week of heavy clouds and drenching afternoon…