I'm a spiritual late-bloomer. What that means is this: I met Jesus a little later than most. And, while that's still awesome, it means I wasn't exactly sure how to raise my own kids around Him or how to teach my kids the Bible. Years before, "that book" was kept somewhere in the house, unread and untouched. I knew we had one, everyone had one. I … [Read more...]
Trust Jesus with Your Child’s God Story
Are you trusting Jesus with your child's God story? I'm honored to be a guest contributor over at The MOB Society today. Stop by and find out how the Prayers of a heartsick mother are never ignored. If your patience and perseverance are hanging by a worn thread, God’s promises remain stronger than ever. Share this post with a friend in … [Read more...]
How Much Are You Worth?
When you're a parent, the greatest learning opportunities often come at the most inopportune times. I experienced one of these moments in the gift wrap aisle at our local Dollar Store. We'd stopped off to pick up a couple of things. Walking inside, our children ran off in different directions. My husband, Paul, followed me around as I gathered … [Read more...]
Fall Fun with the Neighbors
I'm a sucker for fall. Not sure what it is about this time of year, but I'm in a good mood for three whole months. Pumpkins. Corn stalks and hay bales. It's probably the sweaters. I look really good in a long, loose sweater. If it covers my butt and my gut I'm quite a vision. Fall Fun with the Neighbors There's a few traditions I love about … [Read more...]
Help! I Don’t Like My Child.
Very few mothers breathe these words out loud and even fewer would admit to entertaining these thoughts on more than one occasion --I just don’t like my child. It goes against all the syrupy mommy-goodness we’ve been taught. We’re reminded on each Pinterest-perfect mom-blog exactly how to do things perfectly, dress your kids like … [Read more...]
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