Giving thanks: Keeping a record of the good things…and the God things

Giving thanks: Keeping a record of the good things…and the God things

I keep a lot of records for my daughter. I have contact information for each doctor and therapy office where we have taken her over the years.  I…


Resurrection will come

Trusting in God's promises

Once upon a time, we had a failed adoption. Actually, we’ve had more than one, but this particular story is about ‘our’ little boy.  We’d been with…


Grateful in the small moments

Grateful in the small moments

Cranberry sauce may not be the star of the Thanksgiving table, but it is still an integral part of the dinner. This simple unassuming side can also…


The practice of giving thanks at all times

The practice of giving thanks at all times

I grew up with the saying, “practice makes perfect.” As I raised my children, this phrase evolved into “practice makes progress.” I guess the shift…


A podcast for every parent

Did you know that Christian Parenting has a podcast network? The Christian Parenting Podcast Network curates the best parenting podcasts to help you…


Encouraging our sons’ wild hearts through God's creation

Encouraging our sons’ wild hearts through God's creation

If you are raising sons, you’ve probably faced the same dilemma I have. We regularly grapple with this question: How can I encourage my sons’ wild…


The mom of fall

The Mom of Fall

It is finally fall.  We are past the whole “back-to-school” crazy but haven’t quite hit the “holiday” crazy.  This is my favorite time of year.…


Becoming a peaceful parent

Becoming a peaceful parent

I could hear the kids squabbling again and I found myself sighing in frustration. What in the world could they be arguing about now?  I was in the…


You are not enough, but Jesus is!

You are not enough, but Jesus is!

The mall is an idyllic place when you’re a new mom with a two-month-old. Once on a trip to my local galleria, I joyfully sat down on a bench to gaze…