What Grace Means To Me; A Fallible Mom

What does grace mean to you? God’s unmerited favor. That’s what it means to me. It means that even though I’m weak, and I mess up, He still loves me, and makes things work out for my good. When we offer grace to each other I think of it in terms of not being too hard... read more

He Wants Me To Love Him

 We finally did it! We overcame the many obstacles and got family pictures taken! Such a burden lifted. I’m the queen of procrastination when it comes to family photos! But it’s done, and our friend did a fantastic job capturing this little group of people... read more

Intentional Marriage: Book Review

In honor of Crystal’s anniversary, you can get this book free, today only! Is your husband driving you crazy? Or Do you feel alone in your marriage? I can empathize because I’ve been there. It’s a yucky place to be. And it certainly isn’t a place that makes me... read more

Do Your Kids Know You’re an Ordinary Person?

How do your children perceive you? Do you remember discovering things about your parents that as a younger child you never really understood or considered a reality? I’m not talking about deep, dark secrets, I mean ordinary aspects of their humanness. Were you... read more

Giving our Children Roots And Wings

  Late last night I posted the following on my business Facebook page: “I just wanted to check in and say I haven’t forgotten all of you. I’ve been pretty quiet lately due to some pressing family matters. We’ve been away from home a lot lately,... read more

When Your Kids Declare “It’s Not Fair!”

“It’s not fair!” Is this what your children declare every time they don’t like a decision you’ve made? Somehow, children learn early on that by playing the “fair” card, they can stop an issue in its tracks and turn things around in their favor. Or at least they think... read more

But How Will I Lead Them?

Recently I began reading through “The Story; The Bible As One Continuing Story Of God And His People.” Today’s reading took me to the part of the story where the Israelites are about to enter the beautiful and abundant land  that God had promised them.  Moses, who had... read more

The Beauty of Godly Submission

In a culture that elevates personal freedom to an unbiblical level, it is difficult for a wife to believe she is actually called to obey her husband. And the husbands aren’t exempt from any blame in the controversy this passage tends to stir.

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I Wish I Was a Mom Like That

Do you pale in comparison when you look at other moms? Stop it! You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Live your strengths, thank God for them. Be thankful for the strengths of those around you but stop trying to be someone els. It would be a boring and ineffective world if we all had the same strengths.

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What if I Don’t Raise the Next President?

I’ve heard it said many times before, in an honorable effort to validate a mom’s choice to stay at home or to home school, “What you’re doing is very important. After all, you may be raising the next president.” Or maybe they say the next astronaut, or the next Billy... read more

Pure… Gut-Wrenching… Joy

    That’s what my children bring to my life.   As I sit on the couch listening to my little boy talking away, with his sweet little two-year old vocabulary, and only getting two out of ten words right, and his precious little expressions that only a toddler... read more