Two Things I Learned From My Mother

Their cards line the mantel, and sweet memories of another Mother’s Day are now tucked within my heart. I’m glad to be a their mother. Glad for every moment and memory we’ve gathered together through the years. My heart is crowded with love for them, and I thank God that it is. But there’s another […]

Because Jesus Is Their Normal: 7 Steps to Raising Godly Children

“Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about […]

5 Lessons I Caught from My Dad

“Listen to your father, who gave you life.” – Proverbs 23:22 NIV I celebrated my last Father’s Day with my dad almost 20 years ago. At the time, cancer was sucking the life out of him. He looked more like a passing shadow than the man who had raised me. As I see my husband […]

What Our Teenagers Need to Hear From Us Right Now

May our sons flourish in their youth like well-nurtured plants. May our daughters be like graceful pillars, carved to beautify a palace. – Psalm 144:12 NLT Our teenagers need us. Last week, their security and self-worth were rocked when the Burnbook app made it’s way into the world. Feasting on immaturity and insecurity, this app works […]

All Hail The Mamas!

“She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:26 NIV         This is a shout out to all the mothers out there. Whether you have youngins at your feet, angry teenagers closed up in their room, young adults making their way, or grown adults with their own families…you […]

The Sweetest Word Never Heard

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.  Proverbs 16:24     A mother’s job is never done!   From the moment of conception to the moment of an empty nest, a mother never stops.   Rest often eludes her, but anguish becomes her best friend.   And in […]