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

For the Woman Who Struggles to Live Authentically

One of the hardest things to do in this life is to be authentic. We are sooooo afraid of what others think of us. Afraid?  We’re down right terrified! The mere thought of standing out causes some of us hyperventilate. Fitting in makes us feel “normal” because we don’t like being shunned or mocked. It’s so easy for me to type the ... [ 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 ]

A Heart That Creates Beauty at Home

Hey There! The Christmas season is in full swing and many among us have been busy decking the halls with boughs of holly, dressing trees and stringing lights; and I'm no exception. My heart has been singing as I've been stringing.  That's because I absolutely adore seasonal decorating! Almost every holiday offers a reason for me to do a ... [ Read More ]

Summer Break, Baby!

Our homeschool year came to an end two weeks ago, and since that time I've been on a blogging-break to enjoy summer with my kiddo's. I've been enjoying days of extreme leisure and loafing . . . ~ watching cable news, ~ having extended quiet times (how refreshing!  I can't believe that this will end once school commences), ~ and enjoying ... [ 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 ]

It Really Is a Good Life

I decided to wear a suit. I figured I'd give my everyday soccer pant and favorite hoodie (a.k.a. my mommy uniform) a break - just for today. I hadn't donned a suit in four years, not since I left my 9-5 to be a stay-at-home mom (for like the third time), but today it just felt right. I wanted to make a good impression on my new doctor. I ... [ 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 ]

Gynecological Adventures {Part 2}

Oh my gosh!  I thought I could pull this off - describing what I thought was a comical visit with my GYN, but I'm starting to get a really bad case of the nerves.  I mean, we ladies do this every year but NO ONE is talking about it.  Well, I did say that I'd take one for the team, so for better or worse . . . here's Part 2.   Psst: If you've ... [ Read More ]

The Best Weekend Entertainment Guide {4/22}

Hey Friends, It's Friday! If you're looking for something to watch, read or see this weekend (and to make you laugh), here are some awesome links to get you ready for your weekend. first up . . . Best Family Movie in Theaters The Jungle Book . . .  The Jungle Book [PG ‧ Fantasy/Drama film ‧ 1h 51m.]  My family took a much needed ... [ Read More ]

Gynecological Adventures {Part 1}

If you're a woman, then you already know about the joy of taking your annual gynecological exam. (Yippie!) And no matter how much you dread it, this is one date that you can't break!  One of my past visits was just down-right comical.  (Tell me this kind-of stuff doesn't happen to you?) It happened years ago, but I'm bringing it back because some ... [ Read More ]

100 Happy Days Goes “Behind the Link” w/Welcome Home Ministry

Hey Friends! Welcome Home Ministry received the distinction of being chosen for the 100 Happy Days "Behind the Link" feature.  Woo-Hoo! ji If you've never heard of 100 Happy Days, it's a link-up that graciously provides a platform for bloggers to share their posts every Thursday. It's hosted by four beautiful ladies (also bloggers) who, each ... [ 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 ]