Many of you graciously communicated with me about a post I wrote entitled Unwrapping a Trial. You shared wonderful insights and encouragement, and I’m so grateful for your willingness to convey your hearts on the difficult subject of trials. After reading your comments, I want to clarify something about my intention behind that post, and then branch … Read More about Masks Off!
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“Wherever you are, be all there! Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.” Jim Elliot ~~ I am thankful to be a “stay-at-home-mom”…and also grateful that for now, my calling also includes being a homeschooling mom. I have often reminded myself that even on my very hardest days at home, there … Read More about Be All There!
My three-year-old came into the kitchen one afternoon last week. Her little dimpled hands were full of junk. On closer inspection, I discovered she was clutching a couple of small toys and a torn sheet of paper. “I’m hungry. Can I have a snack?” she asked. “How do you ask?” Because this is, after all, the only … Read More about Let Go of the Junk
My husband has been unemployed for several weeks. It has been one of the most challenging times of our lives, causing us to ask a lot of questions – questions that have easy answers when life is good and things are fine and all is well. But the answers come harder when times are tough and the … Read More about Unwrapping a Trial: Encouragement for Trials
What greater comfort could you ask for in this high calling of motherhood? On the hardest days, He calls you. And He equips you. When you’re uncertain and confused, He calls you. And He equips you. When you’re incapable and overwhelmed and exhausted, He calls you. And He equips you. “…everything you need … Read More about Chosen
“Lord, let me make a difference for You that is utterly disproportionate to who I am.” David Brainerd Ah…the high calling of parenthood. Can God really expect parents to make disciples of their children, faithfully teaching them about encountering HIM? Doesn’t it often seem hard enough to get our kids through the infant years with our sanity … Read More about This Parenting Thing Is Impossible
If our Lord Jesus was sitting right next to you right this very moment, and He turned to you and told you to do something for Him, would you obey? I know the obvious answer. But I wonder if it’s the true answer. Because the Bible is full of commands, straight from the mouth of … Read More about Disciple-Making
Are you ever at a loss for how to discipline? What stance should you take? Too much casual camaraderie with our children can lead to children who are allowed free rein, with little real parental influence, if any. But harsh strictness without grace can alienate our children — from us and from their God — altogether. What is … Read More about Take Charge