How to Be Still for God Amid a Noisy Life

Not long ago, I was in my van with a 15-year old friend of the family and my kids. She and I were chatting a bit, the radio was on, and each of my children were singing―not along with the radio. The three of them were each singing their own song. I look over to […]

In the Spirit of Christmas…

riMy children are getting to the age where they are noticing all of the Christmas excitement.  It is so exciting for us as parents, especially since Christmas is our favorite holiday.  As much as I love looking at the beautiful lights, decorating my tree with my beloved ornaments, and let’s not forget finding just the […]

Grief After Loss

 “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”  Psalm 139: 13 NIV The hands that made all of creation hold our hearts in His hands. We have all faced grief at various levels throughout or lives.  Life is full of trials and hardships that we must all endure.  I know for me, […]

Enter Into God’s Rest, and Rest!

Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. ~Matthew 11:28 The promises of Jesus, He will give us rest. Rest from our day, rest from our troubles.  He will handle it all.  He’s the only one who can restore us, refresh us, and give us hope. When I […]

He Will Give You Rest

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 Boy, rest sounds good right about now. I tossed and turned all night unable to rest.  My body aches. As I am typing this, I am realizing the body aches are because I am fighting something. I […]

Slipping Away

  When life feels busy, what is your reaction? Too often we equate busyness with success and stagnancy with laziness. The Enemy knows all too well how the culture of America is, as he has been putting this in to place decade by decade. Stores used to be closed on Sundays. Now only the weird […]

Confession Of A Mom: Who Really Needs A Nap

  Laundry, dishes, sweeping, scrubbing, teaching, cooking, and changing endless amounts of diapers. A mother’s job is never-ending. We sacrifice our bodies, minds (I am out of mine most of the time), energy, and time. We pray for our children and our husbands. We don’t complain much about what we do because we love it. […]

Rest Equals Refreshment

 “God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits, to the woman who diligently seeks.  It’s a good thing to quietly hope, quietly hope for help from God.  It’s a good thing when you’re young to stick it out through the hard times.  When life is heavy and hard to take, go off […]

Breathing in Peace

Take a moment, take a moment for yourself. Just breathe in and breathe out. Sit in silence or turn your favorite song on, you know the one, the one that relaxes you as soon as you hear it. Let the dishes wait, let the toys stay on the floor, that email you were supposed to […]

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 […]

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