If These Walls Could Talk
Faith, fear, and the truth that is setting me free.
Why Temper-Tantrum Parenting Might Just Help You Make the Rapture
Yes, being a flawed mom is OK
How the Gospel Is Wrecking My Life
Foster care, adoption, and the American Dream
The Little House That Could
How to thrive in family life

Why Temper Tantrum Parenting Might Just Help You Make the Rapture

One day after church, as another lovely mom and I stood in the courtyard eating muffins, chatting it up and shooting the breeze, talking about very spiritual things like hair bows, home schooling and the weather, we observed her one-and-a-half-year-old throw himself on the ground and catch a fit when being summoned by his father. And without ... [ Read More ]

Hope for Hurting Parents in the Midst of a Storm

Scripture declares that to everything there is a season . . . “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; (Ecclesiastes 3: 1 & 4, KJV) And so it is with parenting. One thing I promised to never do was to put on airs regarding ... [ Read More ]

Letting Go Is Hard to Do (Take 2)

This is not the first time I've written a blog post titled Letting Go Is Hard to Do. I believe in the world of blogging that may equal a "fail," but truly, it's all I got. There are so many ways as parents that we have to let go . . . Maybe a kid heads off to college, enters the military, or lands a new job in another state; but even when ... [ Read More ]

Us Against Them {Because the Kids are Nuts!}

Okay, it’s official!  I have a slight problem. While other mommy bloggers are churning out posts with wholesome titles such as Christ Centered Hope for the Weary Mom, I am openly and unabashedly telling you that kids in general are crazy; and it’s YOU and YOUR husband against THEM. But I won’t stand down!  Even for want of a better title, ... [ Read More ]

The Truth About Raising Young Adults

I have more angst about parenting my young adult kids than any Christian mom should be willing to admit. I know that God is sovereign. I know that He rules and reigns in the affairs of my family. Still, I sometimes struggle to believe that He’s orchestrating the events of my kids’ lives for their good - like, in a manner that prevents me ... [ Read More ]

Momma: Please put down your phone!

Dear Momma . . . ♥  Do you check your phone every time you have a spare moment? ♥  Is your participation in your child’s events waning because of your need to capture the perfect picture? ♥  Are you guilty of missing a moment because you are trying to share it on social media? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, chances are that ... [ Read More ]

A Rainbow of Reflection on Motherhood

Mother's Day is quickly approaching, and in honor of the big day I wanted to write something expressly for the heart of Moms - you know, because it's trendy and mom's dig that kind of stuff. So I prayed that the Lord would give me just the right words to share. "Hey, I'm a mom blogger," I reasoned.  "I can do this." Well, I got nothing.  Nada! ... [ Read More ]

The Christian Mom’s Guide to living out 1st Timothy 5

Most Christian woman strive to be a Proverbs 31 or a Titus 2 woman; but have you ever thought about being a 1 Timothy 5 woman?  Maybe you should!  If you’re looking for meaningful ways to be a woman after God’s heart and bless the socks off of others, then this post is for you!   As a housewife and mom so much of my life is consumed ... [ Read More ]

When a Trip to the Dentist Is as Good as the Spa

The sun is shining.  I’m out traveling.  A warm pre-spring breeze blows on my face.  My steps have extra bounce.  I feel invigorated!   Life is good. "Why?" you ask? I’m free! KID-FREE that is.  (Even "house-free.")  I’m out in the world without my kids, and it feels amazing!  (What a guilty pleasure.) I’m heading to the dentist – ... [ Read More ]

When My Kids Remember Me

It would seem that I'm expert at tuning out my kids. But in my defense, after having six, I've rationalized that it's a survival skill.  (Just kidding - sort of.) When my teens talk, I hear every word they say.  My young adult kids - I'm practically begging some of them for words!  But my younger ones never seem to stop talking. And I've ... [ Read More ]

The Seasons of Motherhood are like a Box of Chocolates

Gwyneth was having a good season . . . I remember watching Gwyneth Paltrow talk motherhood with Oprah on her show many moons ago (back in 2004). In her interview, Gwyneth was gushing over being a mom.  She was so beside herself that she named her daughter Apple (remember that whole controversy?)  She was radiant.  She was giddy.  She was ... [ Read More ]

Motherhood: The Good. The Bad. The Adventure!

Motherhood is an adventure that is never predictable. Sometimes it's up.  Sometimes it's down.  It's never boring and it's ALWAYS a challenge! And I'm trying to make the most of this hair-graying, heart-racing, panic-inducing adventure ride that I can; but that's not always easy to do. My intentions all day were to sit and write a lovely, ... [ Read More ]