When the Peanut Butter Hits the Fan

As I am writing, my children are 2, 4, and 6. This tells you many things. For one, I am nowhere near the end of raising my children; in fact the true raising is just beginning to kick in. Two, I am more sure of what doesn’t work (for my kids) than what does, and […]

Transcending Peace

Today as I sat down to begin my quiet time, my focus verse was, John 14:27 which reads “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” With a smile of thankfulness, I […]

Peace as an Umpire

Psalm 119:165 “Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing causes them to stumble.” Psalm 119:165 This is a faith declaration. This is also an eternal Truth. This is an invitation. This is a gift. This week was one of the weeks where I had bargained with too many events and I constantly […]

Confession of a Mom: The Messy Life of a Mommy

  Let’s face it, the life of a mommy is messy.  Never did I imagine some of the moments I would find myself in! Ever have a mommy moment where you think to yourself, “This. Just. Happened?!?!”  I feel sure that I am not alone in experiencing these types of moments.  Well, within this past […]

Humility is More Attractive Than Pride

Philippians 2:3 NIV “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” I saw this cute e-card that says “Be kind to everyone you meet; you never know if they have a toddler at home.” I literally sat on my couch laughing out loud.  But truth be […]

Sacrifices of a “Super” Mom

I feel that no matter where you are in your mom timeline, whether you are a mom of a 19-year-old and step-mother of 2 like me or of younger children. There is a time in life where we look back and wonder, “Were my children happy? Was I happy with certain decisions or where was […]

What Have You Sacrificed?

Do you remember before you had children how you imagined your life would be once you were a mommy? The picket fence and waking up every morning bright-eyed ready to greet your little pumpkin and start your day that would go smoothly.  I don’t know about you, but how I imagined mommy-hood is not quite […]

Sacrifice and Pride

It is said that moms know what sacrifice is. They make the ultimate sacrifices for their children, household, day in, day out. I am not downing moms in any way. In fact, whenever I see this I raise my head proudly and say, “YEP! I am a mom!! It’s all about my kids and my husband […]

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, […]

Compassionate Lives

In thinking about the topic of compassion I really started to question myself and look inward to what I am really passionate about.  Not only that, but “What do the people who know me best know I am compassionate about?” If I stopped to ask my husband, my family, or my closest friends what areas […]

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