When Distractions Keep Us from Our Kids
Feb 7, 2014
“Mom. Mom. Mom!” I looked up at my son. “I’m sorry. What?” I asked. “Did you hear anything I said?” “No,” I admitted. “I think you are addicted to your phone,” he remarked. Justifications and excuses lingered on the tip…
Trading Fear for Fear
Jan 9, 2015
Scripture has a lot to say about fear. Yet not all fear is the same. Pursue the only healthy kind: the fear of God.
No Longer I Who Mother
Union with Christ (and Small Children)
Aug 28, 2020
When you feel weak, helpless, or insufficient as a mom, remember that if you belong to Christ, you mother in the peace and power of Another.
Four Things to Teach Your Children This Easter
Apr 1, 2014
Spring is upon us. Flowers are beginning to bud, leaves are reappearing on trees, and birds are building their nests. Signs and decorations herald the arrival of our favorite season when we walk into local stores. Bags of plastic eggs…
Grace Greater Than All Our Worries
May 13, 2013
“Mommy, what’s the matter?” My son can sense it. The tension and worry that saturates my heart oozes from my presence. “I just have so much on my mind. I forgot to do something, that’s all,” I replied. But that’s…
The Joy Will Come
Aug 4, 2014
The psalms of lament echo our own struggles with loss and brokenness. But the truth is, these psalms do more than just vent our woes. The psalmist follows a trajectory. He is on a journey, and it’s one we can follow as well.
One Question God Always Answers
Oct 7, 2014
Just as my children ask questions about life, I have questions of my own. When the storms of life come upon me suddenly, I immediately ask, “Why is this happening to me?”
The Friend We All Need
Oct 11, 2017
He is the friend we never had, the friend we never deserved, the one friend we all need — our perfect friend.
The Gospel Cure for a Child’s Heart (and Our Own)
Jun 13, 2013
Lying in his bed, with tears running down his face, my son tried to calm down after an emotional outburst. I came into the room to talk to him about it. Snuggling up next to him, we discussed what had…
We Really Need the Gospel
Sep 17, 2013
Someone asked me recently, “If you could say one thing to women, what would it be?” My response was, “You need the gospel more than you think you do.” This sounds rather trite, like something we’ve heard over and over…
The Savior’s Tears Shed for Yours
Oct 7, 2015
Once during morning devotions, I asked my children, “What are some verses in the Bible that give you hope?” One of them squirmed, “I don’t know . . . ” Then a silly grin spread across his face. “Wait,” he…
The Cure for Our Envy
Sep 10, 2014
While our love for Jesus ebbs and flows and is often fickle, his love is constant and unwavering. When we find our heart wandering in envy, we need to remember and return to him, the One who is always jealous for his Bride.
Preparing for the Storms of Life
Jun 25, 2014
Where I live it is hurricane season. And like anyone familiar with the Atlantic or Caribbean knows, it’s important to be prepared for a hurricane. Every summer we stock up on supplies of batteries, water, canned goods, and other necessities…
God Writes a Great Story
Nov 5, 2014
Scripture gives us the backstory of this world, and a vision of where we’re headed. God tells us how the world came to be, how sin came into the Garden, and what God is doing about it. It’s a story we need to remember.
King of Kings, Sorrow of Sorrows
Mar 24, 2016
When Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, he prayed the lament of laments. It was the beginning of his agony for us, and an example for all who would suffer in his name.
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