Category: Parenting

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 head. I couldn’t hold her enough, kiss her enough, breathe enough of her in. It was as if I were the only person in the world to have ever had...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, but the bottom line is that there are no hard and fast Biblical rules. When my children were growing up, there were a number of popular books available to help...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 the gospel in all that I do. That is what I am here for! Recently God enlightened me a little bit more as I was reading through a book about...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 guest room, knocked on the door, handed over our screaming baby to my mother and said, "I don't know what to do with her!"  He then wearily made his way...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 season of having small children passes so quickly!" --  they are right. 5. God's grace really does carry you. 6. It is God  - not a parent - who does...Read More
Speeding Tickets And God’s Grace

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 could kill yourself or someone else, if you do this one more time I'm taking the car and you can walk to work, you drive like a maniac" lecture! I...Read More
He Remembered!

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 24 year old son: "Romans 13:7- Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed." I just want to take a moment to give a shoutout to the...Read More
Am I Enough?

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 know those conversations? The ones where we get to reflect on the moments that your children remember you messing up or doing something that you now know was "too much"!?...Read More