There’s nothing like the thrill of beginnings. Whether it’s a move, a new home, project or goal, the exhilaration of a fresh start fills us with momentum. Often, God gives us a vision that keeps us moving forward, even when others don’t understand our objective. We can see how we want things to turn out in our mind’s eye, and this picture propels us. But then, we reach the middle. Real, sometimes grueling work weighs us down. We might face adversity or distractions that keep us from moving with the same confidence in God’s plan. This is what happened to me several years ago, when I took a step of faith....
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
We're in the kitchen together. Cypress, my three-year-old, seems clueless as he asks if he can have some goldfish. I think to myself, it's breakfast and this kid thinks he's getting some cheese crackers. No way. Does he not realize it's 7:30 a.m? As silly as his request seems, this is the perfect opportunity to… Continue reading I is for Inference
We are late again this morning. There is not enough time to stop and explain every detail of why I need my child to put his socks on before his shoes. I yell, he cries. Everyone feels frustrated and defeated. I flash forward 15 years when he isn't under my authority anymore, and instead an… Continue reading T is for Talk
I catch a glance at the time and cringe. I have about ten minutes before the effort it would take to get them out the door wouldn't be worth the energy it would take to get them ready. I head to their room to wake them in spite of my ongoing, hopeless monologue. Cypress, my… Continue reading T.H.I.N.K. Method
There is really NOTHING I hate more than someone telling me to do something when they CLEARLY are not even doing that thing. It's so easy to fall into this trap of do what I say and not what I do, but that is BOLOGNA. And nobody even likes bologna okay. Be a person that… Continue reading Practice What You Preach