Pour out your heart before him

I don’t know about you, but these uncertain times have me anxious. I feel it in my bones, deep within me. My mind often runs on a loop, and I feel…


Five ways to stir up curiosity about faith in our kids

Our kids are curious by design. They are watching, imitating, pushing the boundaries, and constantly asking questions because they have an innate…


Don’t squander sacred moments: 5 daily practices to sweeten your family’s life

Years ago, I commemorated each new year with a planner. I carefully blocked out days and events, like birthdays and holidays, and couldn't wait to…


LEGO’s: The building blocks of faith

I have a confession to make: One of my secret joys is building LEGO sets with my kids. It doesn’t matter what we’re building, I just enjoy the whole…


Why Jesus compares us to sheep (it’s kinda funny)

Raise your hand if you have ever wondered why we are often compared to sheep in the Bible.  Is it because we are cute and cuddly, or is there more to…


How to turn to God when you feel afraid

Our son was still fifteen driving with a learner’s permit, when he nearly hit his first deer. We were driving home from a wedding in Ohio and just…


4 thoughts from the OLDEST mom on the playground

I’ll readily admit I’m one of the more “senior” moms at the local playground (please note, I said senior, not senior citizen). With a God-given late…


Fear no longer has the last say

Years ago as a young mom, I stood in my living room one day, overwhelmed by fear and anxiety. Lyme disease raged in my body. Neurological symptoms…


3 key elements of decision making in uncertain times

Should we send the kids back to school? If so, online or in person?  How are we going to balance work and childcare this year?  Should we stay at our…