Mom and Daughter Date Ideas!

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One thing my daughter always asks for is time spent specifically with her. Having both my children with a big gap between them (6 years), dates alone with her are few and far between. Catering to her now 5-year-old brother has been what seems like a full-time job. Unfortunately this leaves my daughter at the […]

See How Mom of Son With Dwarfism Defeats Mundane Days

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“Honey, let me get the door.” As I open the door of the church, sunlight floods the atrium. My husband glides Samuel’s stroller past me to the open double doors at the entrance of the sanctuary. In the last row, the pew offers just enough space for Samuel’s bouncer. Looking into the back, I’m delighted […]

Then There Is Also Childlike Forgiveness

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My thoughts: My own daughters’ complete unhesitating ability to forgive someone who has sinned against her is such an inspiration to me. We are called to have childlike faith and in that I believe we are to forgive like a child, too. Of course, many offenses require us to be healed by God but we should […]

The Courage Of Ruth

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Have you ever sat and thought about the great strength and courage of Ruth, Naomi’s daughter-in-law? In Ruth 1:1-5, we learn that Naomi’s husband, Elimelek, dies and leaves her as a widow with two sons. Her sons marry Ruth and Orpah, Moabite women. Now, after a few years Naomi’s sons die also. Typically, in that […]

Motherhood―A Thankless Job!

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This morning I had to pull myself out of the daze of Spring Break and admit it was time to plug back into my routine. I did the best I could to prepare the night before: I cleaned my room, I made sure my daughter’s favorite dress was in the wash for tomorrow, and I […]

Mom’s Night! Ideas & Encouragement

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   I don’t know about you, but time away makes me a better person, ready to take on anything God hands me. time away is vital for a mom, to refresh and regenerate in the mom she is called to be. For the longest time, I had trouble taking time for me without feeling guilty. […]

How is Indiana’s RFRA Bill Different?

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Indiana became the 20th state to pass an RFRA legislation this past week. All 20 states are putting state-level perimeters to the Federal legislation passed by Bill Clinton in 1993. I am not sure about you, but I was completely unaware when the other 19 states rolled out their legislation, but you may be living under […]

Phenomenal Ways to Prepare for Being a Mommy

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When you’re preparing to become a mommy, it’s one of the most exciting and joyful times in your life. You’re carrying a child inside you and pretty soon you’ll give birth to your very own son or daughter. But it can also be an overwhelming time for a lot of mothers. It’s difficult to know […]

6 Stories from the Bible You May Not Know

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The Bible has many wonderful stories offering hope, wisdom and insight to who God is and His provision of Jesus as the perfect atoning sacrifice for our sins. While we are familiar with many stories we learn in church, there are many more in the Bible overlooked and I want to share a few of those with […]

When My Marriage Was Failing

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I was looking up Scriptures to have something validate the fact that I wanted divorce. While there may have been good enough reason to do it, my heart still held on. The Holy Spirit yelled louder than my flesh, “Hold on! Hold On! Don’t let go!” I couldn’t vision my future allowing him to do this to […]

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