Category: Parenting

15 Things To Pray To Help Keep You From Legalistic Parenting

15 Things To Pray To Help Keep You From Legalistic Parenting

A little over a year ago, my book "Grace Gifts: Celebrating Your Children Every Day"  was released. It is a compilation of things that God has taught my husband and I, and is still teaching us, in our parenting journey. It was a scary thing to put it out there. It is precious to me because it God's story for my...Read More
12 Ways To Encourage Your Son To Be A Godly Leader

12 Ways To Encourage Your Son To Be A Godly Leader

In the book of Judges, we see that the Lord raised up judges. These judges were men that God called, He gave them His spirit, and qualified them for the work He had for them to do. He had a specific purpose for these judges, and that was to deliver the people of Israel out of the hands of their...Read More
What Comes First? Calling or Gifting?  8 Questions To Ask Yourself

What Comes First? Calling or Gifting? 8 Questions To Ask Yourself

You are a busy mom and your days start early. In order for you to have any time to yourself,  you often stay up late. You feed your children, bathe your children, change your children’s diapers, and do your children’s laundry. When (if) they nap, you’re busy cleaning the house, making or planning a meal, and sometimes even grabbing a...Read More
When A Season of Mothering Comes To An End

When A Season of Mothering Comes To An End

I was 27 years old. The room was freshly painted. The crib set up. Clothes neatly folded. Anticipation. Waiting. Waiting. She was late. 2 weeks late! She finally came. I was amazed as I stared at her newborn face. The way her lashes laid on her cheeks when she slept. Her wisps of thin blond hair lay lightly on her...Read More
What About Dating?

What About Dating?

As parents, the issue of dating is one of those areas where we want to have all the answers. We'd love to have a black and white biblical list of rules that we can hand our kids and tell them to follow it, but honestly, it doesn't exist. There are books with the different "Christian philosophies" for us to consider,...Read More
Every Christian Family is a Miracle!

Every Christian Family is a Miracle!

God has been opening my eyes and giving me a greater understanding of what it means to bring Him glory. I have been struck over and over again by the fact that it should dominate every area of my life: My first priority and highest calling is to bring glory to God. I should be pointing others to God and...Read More
The 5 Most Important Things God Has Taught Me About Parenting

The 5 Most Important Things God Has Taught Me About Parenting

I remember it like it was yesterday. We had been home from the hospital for only a few days, after the delivery of our daughter. It was about 2 AM and we had tried everything we knew to comfort our crying newborn. In desperation my husband, wearing nothing but a pair of boxer shorts, stumbled down the hall to our...Read More
15 Things That A Young Mom Can Learn From A Seasoned Mom

15 Things That A Young Mom Can Learn From A Seasoned Mom

1. There is rarely a time when a mom feels like she knows what she is doing as a parent. 2. There will never be a time that a mom won't need to ask God for wisdom. 3. The older we get the more clearly we see that we really don't know very much. 4. When older people say, "The...Read More

Speeding Tickets And God’s Grace

Just a few weeks ago my 23 year old, passionate, impulsive, free spirited, deep thinking, dare-taking son received something in the mail that did NOT make his day. He got his 3rd speeding ticket within a 2 week period. I had to almost literally clamp my hand over my mouth so that I wouldn't give him the "you know you...Read More

He Remembered!

I opened my laptop to get some work done and took a quick detour to Facebook just to see what was happening there. To my surprise I found that the following had been posted on my wall by my 23 year old son: "Romans 13:7- Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue...Read More

Am I Enough?

"I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing". John 15:5 Now that my children are both in their 20's, I often find myself in the middle of one of those "Remember when you did THIS, mom?" conversations. You...Read More