Confession of a Mom Who Hates to Cook

I did it again! When I say again, it means it’s a normal occurrence in our home. It was a rushed evening so grabbing a box of Hamburger Helper, a pound of FROZEN (not thawed) meat, I began preparing a meal for my family. I dropped the frozen hamburger in the pan, turned the heat […]

Learning to Trust God with Your Kids

“The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand” Psalm 37:23-24 One of the hardest things for me as a mom is realizing that while I’ll always be called mom, there comes a […]

Trust: It’s More than a Five Letter Word

Just trust God. ‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus… What does that really look like? The other day, I was over at a friend’s house. We have a Sunday night ritual for a few months out of the year and I was so excited to go over to her house to watch our favorite […]

When Suffering Became a Gift

Ah, here we are in 2015 and I can happily announce that I am delighted to enter a new year. Although I grew significantly in my spiritual life and relationship with God, I am relieved to have this “fresh start.” For some reason, when the clock strikes 12am on New Year’s Day, we immediately feel […]

“I’m the Lord’s Servant”

To me, there is nothing more enjoyable at Christmas than reveling over the birth of Jesus, our Savior and King! It seems every year, something more profound reveals what was unnoticed to me before. It was a few years ago that Mary made center stage. It wasn’t so much as her being chosen or what […]

Submitting Control

My friends and I used to ask each other in high school which part of ourselves we would change if we could…it was probably a very unhealthy game that rooted in a lot of self hatred. But I actually had this thought today, where I wondered what my answer would be now. It wouldn’t be […]

Freedom from Emotions

Lately I feel like my life is surrounded by the whirlwind that is my emotions. I didn’t know what it was for a couple of weeks. Why was I getting so emotional over nothing or my feelings would get hurt so easily? I didn’t understand. It was like I was trying to escape the emotions […]

Women Don’t Like to Talk About This…Today, We Are.

As you’ve noticed by the title, this is a topic most women just don’t talk about. Today, we’re talking about rape. So many women have suppressed their memories of the horrific event…in some cases, the multiple events. Women have chosen to suppress the memory, never speak of it, and act as if it never happened […]

A Blessing In Disguise

Sometimes hindrances make a way for the greatest blessings in our life. On the surface that doesn’t make sense, right? From our limited perspective, we don’t count hindrances as blessings. Or think they could lead to blessings either. But it’s true. If not for my own experience, I wouldn’t say this with confidence. But friend, […]

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 […]

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