Do you have lonely days? From social media to texting, loneliness is compounded in our lives today. But I think loneliness has something to offer- and so do we! Continue reading Lonely Times
During the Boxing Day Tsunami, 230,000 people died, but one little wave saved 100% of a tribe that lives on the sea. Why? They could read the tides. How good are you at reading the tides of your life? Continue reading Read the Tides
Do you feel stuck craving the wrong things? The wrong things for your body, your time, your soul? Did you know that you can reverse that? You can teach yourself to crave new things- better things. Continue reading Crave Well
Oh, the generosity of children. And yet, even as a child, there is this fear of not having what it takes. And therein is the beauty. Continue reading Garage Sale Generosity
When is the last time your children’s voices peeled out sheer delight? What about you? When was the last time you experienced sheer delight? Continue reading Sheer Delight
Do you struggle with all the balls you are trying to keep up in the air and all the hats you wear as a mom? Do you feel your life is too full and too disjointed- that the pieces of the puzzle of your life are just too jagged and don’t fit together properly? Here’s a solution you might not have been introduced to yet. Continue reading More For (not from) Mom
How many moms feel like they are just giving pieces to the life they long to live? A slight adjustment to your perspective may help. Continue reading Pieces
Do you ever feel invisible? As my first year of homeschool co-op wraps up tonight with our Spring Program, my boys will climb on the stage tonight with their classes, and I am sure to melt in tears in my … Continue reading Feeling Invisible?
Want to share a book with your kids that inspires grit and perseverance? Watch this video! Continue reading Rosie Revere Engineer
Would you like to reclaim the beauty God built into your soul? Check out this infographic that provides healing truths for each Enneagram personality type. Continue reading Patching Perforated Beauty: Healing Enneagram Perspectives
If you have or work with children in any way, you are likely looking for ways to help them build solid character. One of the aspects of character that I long for my children to develop is grit and perseverance … Continue reading Seven Children’s Books that Inspire Perseverance and Grit
If you’re overwhelmed or just bone-tired like I was, maybe it’s time to give yourself a break. Give yourself a break so that you can give those you love a break! Continue reading Give Yourself a Break
All of us have a longing and restlessness for something beyond our physical and emotional needs. We either try to satisfy or silence this longing, but the truth is, God has set eternity in our hearts. But what does this mean? Continue reading Longing
Yesterday, I spent a chunk of the afternoon trying to convince my four-year-old that wolves don’t come out when it thunders outside. I discovered last night that I was wrong. Continue reading ThunderWolves are Real
Are you in a season of change? Looking to re-purpose your dreams? Antsy to adapt, grow, and build character where it counts? Perhaps this is your chrysalis season. It definitely is one for me. Continue reading Your Chrysalis Season
True beauty is often birthed in struggle. Without the loss, the irritant, the pain, there would be no Himalayas, no pearls, no joy. Continue reading Beauty Birthed in Struggle
Yesterday was a whirlwind of all things bright and beautiful and some things right down not. I’m incredibly blessed by all of it. It’s a blessing to be a mom- through the smiles and laughter, and through the skinned knees, … Continue reading Water Wars, Mother’s Day, Laughter, and a Filthy Mess
Check out this video of job interviews for a Director of Operations Position. It is a must see/must share in respect of the Mom’s we love. Celebrate This Mother’s Day! Be sure to celebrate those who have mothered you this … Continue reading Interviews for the World’s Toughest Job (Must Share Video for Mother’s Day!!)
For many, Mother’s day is a time of celebration and honor. Other’s peering over the fence at this celebration are stung, poked, and cut by the barbed wire at the top of the fence. Be sure to honor, remember, and pray for them this holiday. Continue reading Barbed Mother’s Day
“My boys are so standoffish with me now. They’re too cool for Mom. Those days,” she gestured to my kids clinging to my legs and begging for me to hold them, “…Are gone.” As my boys snuggled up close, one … Continue reading 5 Ways to Engage With your Kids
Think about those people you feel you deeply love- and those that express that they love you. Now make a mental list of the things that confirm for you that this is real love. In short- how do you define … Continue reading What is Love?
This God Story is one that has had a big impact on our family. Without this story, well…I don’t know what my brilliant, engineering minded husband would be doing as a career. Elijah tells the whole story in the video below: … Continue reading The Miracle Hand
Want to hear a true story about God working in our lives in real time? This is the next installment of the God Stories Project. Without this one, my Mom wouldn’t have survived childhood. And the rest- well, we would … Continue reading The Podium Story (A God Story)
As you sit around the table this Thanksgiving, try sharing stories of how God has protected and worked in your lives. Regularly doing this can ground you and your kids like nothing else.
Continue reading Telling Your God Stories Can Change Thanksgiving- and Life
I wasn’t prepared for what happened that night as I tucked my son into bed. “Mommy, I’m not sure if I believe in God. How do you know that God is real?,” my four-year-old asked. It caught me off guard. I … Continue reading The God Stories Project
What can you do if you end up with extra candy this Halloween? Maybe rain cut back the door knockers or your kids just knocked on too many doors or got too much at the fall festival. What can you do with all that extra? Here are some great ideas (that might just even build character in the process)! Continue reading 5 Things to Do With Extra Halloween Candy
Shaunti and Jeff Feldhan did some very compelling research into men and women’s perspectives in marriage, and they asked this simple question to the men in their study: “What’s the one thing that you wish your wife/significant other knew, but … Continue reading The #1 Thing Husbands Wish Their Wives Knew (It directly correlates to women’s greatest insecurity)
Shaunti and Jeff Feldhan did some very compelling research into men and women’s perspectives in marriage, and they asked this simple question to the women in their study: “What’s the most important thing you wish your husband/significant other knew, but … Continue reading The #1 Thing Wives Wish Their Husbands Knew
My college English teacher set a precedent for me for how to pray for others. He showed me how to pray Scripture for others. If you’d like to know a simple, effective way to pray for those in your world, this is the top approach I would recommend. Continue reading Praying Scripture
What does “the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit” in 1 Peter mean? For the extroverted, boisterous, passionate woman, the words may seem to signify that beauty is beyond reach. For the shy, perhaps they are misleading. Let’s look at what is meant in these passages and discover hope for all women that we can depend on the LORD to work true beauty in our spirits. Continue reading Unfading Beauty: What Does Gentle and Quiet Really Mean?