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A Word About Enforcing Obedience

A Word About Enforcing Obedience

The human heart pulses with the desire for self-rule. Every fiber of our natural being is bent toward autonomy and self-sovereignty. We don’t naturally want to bow to the Lordship of Christ, and even after we’ve trusted Christ, our old selfish nature fights against God’s […]

A Little Encouragement For When Life Isn’t What You Expected

A Little Encouragement For When Life Isn’t What You Expected

Some people like surprises and some don’t. I like good surprises like flowers or a card, but I don’t generally like surprises, especially when it comes to “life.” I like to know the ground rules. I like to know what I can expect, and of […]

Lessons You Learn by Becoming A Mother

Lessons You Learn by Becoming A Mother

Motherhood has a way of teaching us surprising lessons. It challenges pre-conceived notions about life. Motherhood is both wonderful and exhausting, exciting and mundane. The emotions of motherhood, the highs and lows and the rate they change, cannot be tallied or tracked on paper. How […]

Grace for the Mom Who Isn’t Enough

Grace for the Mom Who Isn’t Enough

Wipe the counters. Empty the trash. Vacuum the rug. Make the coffee. Wash the cups. Fill the dishwasher. Empty the dishwasher. Change the laundry. Pick up Cheerios. Pick up Legos. Swiffer the floor. Change the diaper. Answer the phone. Fill the sippy cup. Check the […]

5 Lessons I’ve Learned in 2015 {AKA Seasons Change}

5 Lessons I’ve Learned in 2015 {AKA Seasons Change}

I’d like to pretend I’ve put a great deal of time into planning for 2016. Although I do have a few goals for 2016, the truth is that I am in a season of adjustment and some days I feel like I am barely keeping […]

Purpose for the Sidelined Mom

Purpose for the Sidelined Mom

Nobody wants to live a sidelined life, especially young mothers who are full of energy and dreams. We want to make a difference and live with purpose, but frankly, life with little kids feels like being left out of the game all together. The rest […]

10 Important Lessons Christian Moms Need to Teach Their Kids

10 Important Lessons Christian Moms Need to Teach Their Kids

Ever get bogged down and completely overwhelmed at the monumental task of parenting? There are thousands of lessons to teach your little one, all lessons you hope will stick! Best scenario, all of your instruction will be internalized one day and become more than just […]

A Little Secret for Moms

A Little Secret for Moms

This is a post dedicated to mothers of young children–babies and toddlers, to be precise. I have a little secret to tell you… Being a mother is hard. It is the hardest job you will ever do. Babies don’t come with manuals. Sometimes the “maternal […]

Mothering for the Kingdom

Mothering for the Kingdom

Peter was teaching on witnessing to our teen group. He mentioned that someday we will be accountable to have witnessed to those who are closest to us. God puts us in a circle of influence and He wants us to be witnesses there first. Door […]