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?”
Theology That Comforts the Weary Soul
Jan 28, 2016
The doctrine of God’s sovereignty is an important one to study and learn during the calm seasons of life.
The Power of a Parent’s Words
Apr 22, 2013
“Mom, you are making me feel dumb” my son said quietly. I drew in a quick breath and exhaled. My heart was pierced by his words. I looked over at my son. He stood there staring at me, the hurt…
What Your Past Says About You Today
Jan 25, 2017
Do you still bear the weight of your past? The scars you carry are telling the story of how God has saved you, carried you, and changed you.
Confessions of a Wandering Mom
Five Common Idols We Fight
Dec 3, 2018
Weary mom, where are you looking for rest, for worth, for identity? If it is not Jesus, it will eventually rob you of all three.
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.
Once Worthless, Now Precious
Oct 11, 2016
Jesus is transforming his people from useless to useful, from wandering runaways to beloved brothers and sisters.
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…
Show Your Kids the Glory
May 3, 2014
Psalm 145:4–7 is a beautiful Scriptural summary of our responsibility as parents. One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will…
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.
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…
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.
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 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…
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