25 Days of Grace (Day 1)  Introduction

25 Days of Grace (Day 1) Introduction

**This 25 Day journey is based on my book "Grace Gifts: Celebrating Your Children Every Day". You do not need the book to go through "25 Days of Grace", but if you are interested, you can purchase a copy HERE! __________________________________________________________________ For the next 25 days I will be sharing with you the truths that God has so graciously been teaching my husband and I since we have been on the faith-building journey of parenting. My prayer is that, as we take the time to reflect on how God parents His children,...Read More
What is 25 Days of Grace?

What is 25 Days of Grace?

Are you being a help or a hindrance in your child’s personal faith journey?  I can’t imagine 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 aren’t careful, we can actually be a hindrance and not even realize it. I don’t want that, I know you don’t either! So what’s a mom to do? Take the time to reflect on how God...Read More
FACEBOOK LIVE INTERVIEW: What Are You Putting Your Hope In?

FACEBOOK LIVE INTERVIEW: What Are You Putting Your Hope In?

Is it your fault when your kids mess up? What are you putting your hope in, thinking it will help your kids turn out right?  The MOB Society Founder and President, Brooke McGlothlin and I spent some time talking about this and more in this FaceTime live video.   (This video originally appeared on the MOB Society Book Club page.) (Just a side note: I misquoted James 6:4 in the video. I wanted to be sure and correct that! The verse says: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the...Read More
What Kind Of Friend Am I?  19 Things That Scripture Says About Friendship

What Kind Of Friend Am I? 19 Things That Scripture Says About Friendship

AM I CHARACTERIZED AS BEING AN ANGRY PERSON? Proverbs 22:24-25  "Do not be friends with an angry man, or you will learn his ways." AM I CHARACTERIZED AS ONE WHO LACKS SELF CONTROL? Proverbs 23:20-21  "Do not associate with winebibers, gluttonous eaters….this will lead to poverty." AM I CHARACTERIZED AS ONE WHO IS REBELLIOUS AGAINST AUTHORITY? Proverbs 24:21-22  "Do not associate with those who are given to change (of allegiance, against authority, change for the sake of change.)" AM I CHARACTERIZED AS ONE WHO IS PROUD,  LIKES TO DEBATE, ARGUE,...Read More
FACEBOOK LIVE INTERVIEW: Broken into Wholeness

FACEBOOK LIVE INTERVIEW: Broken into Wholeness

"God will take us through the wilderness so we will learn He is all we need. In the wilderness we either turn toward Him or turn away." The MOB Society Founder and President, Brooke McGlothlin and I spent some time talking about what it means to be "Broken into Wholeness". We share our own experiences of  brokenness and talk about how God has used brokenness in our lives!   (This video originally appeared on the MOB Society Book Club page.) 
16 Things To Do When You Have Been Offended

16 Things To Do When You Have Been Offended

"If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother." Matthew 18:15 1. We must make it our goal to approach others the same way we will want to be approached when we become the one guilty of offending. 2. Examine your heart. Be sure you are not going to the offender in anger or with an attitude of setting them straight. The goal must be to bring reconciliation. 3. Assume the best....Read More
FACEBOOK LIVE INTERVIEW: STOP and Think!

FACEBOOK LIVE INTERVIEW: STOP and Think!

"If we are not careful, we'll allow what we see to influence our decisions instead of allowing the truth of God's Word to trump our limited vision. Like jelly donuts in the hands of a small child, whatever's filling our hearts will squish out when life presses us hard." The MOB Society Founder and President, Brooke McGlothlin and I spent some time talking about what happens when we allow God's Word to infiltrate all of our life and everything that we do,  and about her new book “Gospel Centered Mom“....Read More
You Want A Mentor?  13 Things You Will Need To Know About Me First

You Want A Mentor? 13 Things You Will Need To Know About Me First

I always thought that when I entered the "middle aged" season of life, I'd be much wiser than I actually am.  I would be confident and  I would have reached a point of  being able to scatter little bits of wisdom all over the place! None of what I imagined is a reality. Instead, I find myself in this season having been emptied of  all the misconceptions I had about myself, life, and what things would be like at this point. Rather than looking in the mirror and seeing a...Read More