Blog Posts on Wives & Mothers
“Kids, You Know Better!”
“You know better.”
Sometimes I say this when my kids do something totally bizarre. “What are you doing coloring your earlobes with a marker? You know better.”
Sometimes I say this when I rebuke them. “We don’t snatch toys from…Continue Reading
Like Water to a Plant
Words of encouragement to a wife are like water to a plant.
When I read that quote recently, I thought about how true that statement is, how every wife needs and craves encouragement from her husband.
My husband is masterful…Continue Reading
Treasuring God with One Finger in the Cookie Dough
If you want to have consistent accountability for something then just tell a preschooler what you’re planning to do and make sure it contains the word “always.”
Mom, you said you weren’t going to eat any more cookie dough because…Continue Reading
How Eternity Shapes Our Mundane
Diapers, Nursing, Clinging to Christ
I don’t know about other moms, but something happens to my brain when I am pregnant or breastfeeding. It seems the larger my belly grows, the emptier my head becomes. Or that with each day of nursing, those brain cells…Continue Reading
How Safe We Are
But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.
You all take care of yourselves to some extent, but which of you ever took so much care of himself as to count the hairs of…
The Global Reach of a Praying Mother
Christian mothers, your child may be far away from the sheltering home, voyaging on the stormy sea, or dwelling in some distant climate beyond your voice. But he is still within the reach of the mightiest power a…
The Indelible Mark of a Mother's Prayer Training
J. C. Ryle:
Prayer is, of all habits, the one which we recollect the longest. Many a grey-headed man could tell you how his mother used to make him pray in the days of his childhood. Other things have passed…
Where There's a Praying Mother, There's Always Hope
". . . Now the woman was a Gentile, a Syrophoenician by birth. And she begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter."
J. C. Ryle comments,
The woman who came to our Lord, in the…