Then There Is Also Childlike Forgiveness

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 […]

A Mother’s Guide to Sanity

As a mom, each changing season of my children’s metamorphosis to adulthood comes with challenges and growth. It would be one thing if each child had the same challenge preparing me for another child’s transition but it simply doesn’t work that way.  Each child, a different story, a different person, a different challenge presenting a […]

Freedom in Christ

I can be and have been bound by guilt, by sin, by everything in this world. And it’s not a lovely feeling, can you relate? That is exactly how the devil wants us to feel.  Bound. But Friends, do not forget what Christ did for you when he died on the cross for you. That […]

His Mercies Are New

“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 There are many times I go to bed at night, counting the failures of the day. I should have done this. I didn’t do that. Ugh I did this again. […]

Dear Mom Who Blames Herself…

I don’t know about you , but I love and adore encouraging mom posts! Being a mom is hard and tough! We live in a world full of comparison and I am tired of putting myself down because I may not parent like another person. It’s time we stop and encourage one another.   This […]

The Prodigal’s Brother

The more I hear people talk about the Prodigal Son story, the more fascinated I am by each character: the Father and his relentless and endlessly forgiving love, the prodigal and his foolishness and humble return, the older brother and his…well, his trust issues. I can find myself in all three characters. I know that […]

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, […]

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 […]

Confidence in Failure

I’ve had one of those weeks where I just seem to be failing. I am not doing life very well, and the more I fail, the more frustrated with myself I become. Normally for me this turns into a vicious cycle. First, I fail. I lose my temper with my kids, I don’t actually live […]

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