current events, faith, family

Where is Justice for the Oppressed?

Tears streaming and smashed finger waving my middle daughter approached me. Bending low and listening in on her muffled cries I concluded that her younger sister had slammed the pantry door and caused her this great pain. One of my children is always causing another pain. This is then followed by a cry for help… Continue reading Where is Justice for the Oppressed?

faith, family

Where is God When Life is Difficult?

You have thirty days to vacate. In the past year and a half, my husband and I had moved one thousand miles away from the only place and people we had ever known. He'd started and left a job under difficult circumstances. And we had navigated the beginnings of marriage, pregnancy, and life with a newborn. Now we were being evicted from our home.

faith, family

6 Biblical Truths for Mamas to Remember this Mother’s Day

Mother's day is nearing and with it the prompting to find time to reflect on what the past year of motherhood held for each of us. What are we doing well? What have we learned? What do we need to release? Why does motherhood matter? Upon pondering these questions, it may be tempting to dwell… Continue reading 6 Biblical Truths for Mamas to Remember this Mother’s Day

faith, family

How to Respond When Our Plans Get Interrupted

I only wanted to get a few things done in the garden before the kids started in on each other. I thought I would be witty and put them to work with me, but their attention span at two and three proved them ill-equipped for the monotonous task of weeding. I gathered materials for them to do a small activity and returned to plucking green patches of grass. The final squabble between my two toddlers sent me over the edge. After angrily gathering everything up and barking a lot of things at them I would regret later I sent them off to an early nap. Then the guilt settled in.....

faith

Loving God with Your Mind

Matthew 22:37 Jesus replied, 'You must love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind.' My fingers tapped across the screen rapidly as I responded to her message. I had been feeling this familiar unease creeping back in, and it led me to reach out to a friend.… Continue reading Loving God with Your Mind

faith, family, lifestyle, parenting

So you want to be debt free?

We were slaves alright. Slaves to the master of our generation. Student loans. If you're already groaning and fussing under your breath, I get it. However, there is hope. So let me share with you the path to freedom. We knew immediately that we didn't want the stress of that debt looming over our marriage.… Continue reading So you want to be debt free?

faith, motherhood

It’s All Good.

Do you remember the story from grade school about the little boy who had the no good, rotten, stinking day? I was thinking about that after I had what seemed to be a really rotten day not too long ago. It all started at Target. Which is crazy right? Like what mom can have a… Continue reading It’s All Good.

faith, family, healthy living, Personal Development

Priorities

It's a new year. Then new year brings this sense of a fresh start. Who doesn't love a fresh start? I'm a little early to the new year resolutions as I really made 2019 a year of personal growth. It began with an long, overdue overhaul to my health. Through that journey I gained a… Continue reading Priorities