Praying for our strong-willed kids

Praying for our strong-willed kids

When people ask me to describe Harriette I usually say, “a lot.”  She is a lot of everything. A lot of fun. A lot of love. A lot of joy. A lot of…


What weary moms need most

What weary moms need most

Motherhood is a gift, we know, but it is also one of the most challenging jobs we have ever worked.  Yes, our kids are God-given joys. They make us…


How Iron Man can teach kids to guard their hearts

How Iron Man can teach kids to guard their hearts

One critical biblical life lesson that every parent should want their child to learn involves the popular sentiment that you should “follow your…


Good Friday

Hey Mom, why do they call it Good Friday?

Kids have a lot of questions about Easter. For that matter, so do most of their parents. The Easter story is a tough story to tell kids. I used to…


The journey to Easter: Preparing for battle with our hearts, heads, and hands

Easter is on the horizon, but the battle today is real.  If we are committed to parenting through the lens of Christ, then there is a constant fight…


5 ways to help your teen develop good Bible study habits

Building habits takes time. Sometimes, these habits are easy to establish, like brushing our teeth. We understand the importance of it—keeping our…


An Unexpected Legacy

Can someone you’ve never met leave you a legacy? I think so.  My brother’s birth mother made decisions that changed my life. My brother was adopted…


Take heart, mom—Jesus is not embarrassed by your weakness

Motherhood introduces us to realms of weakness we might never have otherwise known.  From the moment the pregnancy test reads positive and a little…


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…