Life Goals

To be more preoccupied with my internal beauty than I am on any physical beauty that is fading quickly. To be captivated and controlled – heart, mind, and spirit – by the Holy Spirit. To put my hope in God and His promises rather than any human authority or leader. To be authentically and aggressively […]

Ahhhh! Triumph!

The setting is a quiet waiting room. Sitting in a hard plastic chair, I patiently wait for my turn to be seen by the doctor. Listening intently for my name to be called, I am surrounded by people who are reading magazines, watching the news, or staring at thier phones. Suddenly an elderly woman, her white […]

When Time Seems To Stand Still

It’s late in the afternoon and I am busily preparing dinner.  The kitchen window is open. We’ve been given a spring-like day in the middle of winter and the fresh air has filled the room, pleasantly  mixing  with the aroma of  dinner cooking in the oven.  Breaded chicken breast smothered in tangy Italian sauce and […]

What Do You See That Points You To God?

When our children were young, we spent one of our family vacations at a luxurious resort in the breathtaking mountains of Vermont. Having spent several years of my childhood living in the picturesque country of Norway, I learned to love being near the mountains. If I had my choice and could pick the perfect place […]

Help! She’s Noticing Boys!

Do you have young children? Are you fearful of what might happen as those precious children grow older and start showing interest in the opposite sex?  If so, you are not alone! I remember my own fear, wondering how my family would maneuver those years. Now, as I find myself walking alongside two young adult children, I am finding […]

Celebrate Your Children?

Are you being a help or a hindrance in your child’s personal faith journey?  I can’t image that any parent would purposely be a hindrance. We all want what is best for our children, and have in mind what we think is the best way to accomplish all we want for them.  Unfortunately, if we […]

All I Want Is A Perfect Family!

Do you ever find yourself looking around at other families and thinking that they have it all together?  When my children were young, I put myself under a lot of pressure comparing my family to others, and looking at what appeared to be the ideal standard.  I remember looking at homeschooling magazines and seeing all the pictures […]

The Key To Successful Parenting

Being a parent is the most wonderful, scary, exciting, heart wrenching, incredible, frustrating experience I have ever encountered. You move from one season to the next hoping it will get easier, yet finding that although there is change, mothering will never, ever be easy. As the seasons pass, you wonder: will they ever eat solid […]

Is There Grace For This Season?

The second you are born you are immersed, ankle deep, in the vast ocean of God’s grace. It is a beautiful common grace that we all experience. The ability to enjoy the gifts that God has lavished on sinful men—fresh spring days, a soft rain, a kiss from a loved one, the smell of hamburgers grilling, a warm shower, the ability to forgive…and […]