Brotherly Love

I am the mommy of three little boys. They are precious to me. I have a five year old, a four year old, and a 17 month old. I never, in all my dreams, would have thought I would be a “boy-mom”. I also never thought it would be the coolest thing I have ever […]

Love in Disguise

I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them.-Hosea 14:4 (NIV) “You don’t love me!” Oh man, I have heard that a few times spewed from my kids’ mouth. I can’t quite remember the first time they correlated unfair actions with whether I loved them or not, […]

Passing Down Loyalty

Proverbs 22:6 NIV “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” My sweet strong-willed two and a half year old princess is not only a toddler, but a bit of a late communicator.  That being said, we are experiencing LOTS of tantrums […]

How Are You Spending Your Time?

Time: We all have the same 24 hours in a day to get things done, to accomplish what we want to, to live. So why is it never enough? Why does it seem like some people get so much done while others struggle? Time is of the essence…time is on your side…all things get better […]

Time is in the Hand of the Beholder

When I saw the topic of this week, I let out a frustrated sigh—on the inside. Time is almost a four-letter word in my house! I have recently been reading a historical fiction book that takes place during the Civil War. In the south, so much of their supply lines were cut off that the […]

The Wisdom in Our Priorities

When I look at my children, as I speak to them I desire for them to not only hear my words but to know my heart behind them.  My heart is for them to learn from me as I guide them and continue to look at me with unending trust as if I know everything that is […]

Learning to Be Patient

Motherhood brings out the best and worst sides of me. I never knew I was capable of living on so little sleep, or keeping a human alive solely on my own body’s ability to produce food. Simultaneously, I never knew how impatient I could become, how easily irritated, how much like all of the things […]

Anger: The Struggle is Real

Last Monday morning could not have started out with more promise. I was up by 7am and the Bible was the first thing I began reading that day. To top it off, my six-year old son joined me — a rare treat! We spoke about the presence of God and how that is what makes […]

The Power of Redemption

As my babies turn into toddlers we have certainly turned a corner in our world of parenting.  I have been so focused on trying to control their environment and teach them to the power of obedience and show them through obedience that I love them and I am doing everything I can to protect them. […]

Teaching our Children Confidence

As I reflect back on the latest adventures with two toddlers I am amazed at how their moods and energy feed off of me and vice versa.  As we started swim lessons last night my daughter was nervous and I knew it was up to me  to confidently tell her that she was safe and […]

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