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…


Chosen for your child

I don’t know about you, but being a parent is the hardest job I have ever had. There was no degree to prepare us, no online tutorial, no observation…


Four ways moms can self-care by attending first to soul-care

“Mom guilt.” We all deal with it. The dishes don’t wash themselves. You just finished cleaning when your child brought the mud pie inside. Let’s face…


Why aren’t you calling me?

He didn’t ask me to tuck him in last night. I heard the click of his light and waited for the invitation. Silence.  Why wasn’t my Eli calling for me?…


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.…