The Fearless Mother’s Heart and Hope
Nov 4, 2014
This short book by eight women explores the daily trials, worries, and hopes in motherhood.
A Prayer for the Worried Mom’s Heart
Oct 8, 2013
Worry can creep in and consume any of us. The key is to boldly and consistently hand every care over to God through prayer.
Designed for Joy
How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice
Jul 31, 2015
God created men and women in his image — equal in value and complementary in roles, which are integral to God’s good design for humanity.
When God Interrupts Your Plans
May 13, 2015
It’s hard to see all the little frustrating events and interruptions in our day as divinely placed opportunities to grow in grace, but they are.
Moms Need Theology Too
Mar 18, 2015
Moms, theology isn’t just for pastors, teachers, and professors. It’s for you too — right here, right now, in the trenches of your daily life.
The Most Frightening Prayer I Could Pray for My Children
Jul 17, 2013
It is easy to pray that God would save my children from pain and grief. But that’s not what they need most.
Your Thoughts Will Betray You
Apr 27, 2017
Don’t let Satan get a foothold by letting your thoughts run rampant. Keep your thoughts in check with gospel truth.
Five Things to Teach Your Children This Christmas
Dec 2, 2013
If we leave our children’s understanding of Christmas to the world, they will miss the most important things. Here are five things to teach them this December.
Hope for the Despairing Heart
May 9, 2014
Because Christ overcame the world and conquered sin and death, he can resurrect hope in a heart filled with despair.
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.
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.
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…
Speak the Truth to Yourself
Apr 9, 2014
I woke up sick that morning. “I’ll never make it to the end of the day,” I muttered to myself. My husband was due to leave town for work. “How am I going to manage the kids while feeling like…
Rejected by Men, Even Our Friends
Jul 8, 2015
Wounds from a friend can hurt much more than those from an enemy. It’s the kind of pain that cuts deep. It’s a wound that aches and throbs and is slow to heal. The rejection’s unexpected, and therefore worse —…
Do Not Fear in the Face of Change
Jul 19, 2016
We tend to gravitate toward the predictable and familiar, and to fear change. A few things, though, are strong enough to hold and carry us through any change.
Don’t Waste Time with Your Children
Jan 15, 2014
“Do you think you’ll always want a story and snuggle time before bed?” I asked my youngest child. Lying amid piles of his stuffed animals, books, and favorite blankets, my son turned to me and smiled. “No, Mom. Probably not.”…
Faithful Are the Wounds of a Friend
May 1, 2018
The best friends are those who will care most about your forever. They will make you momentarily uncomfortable to protect your eternal happiness.
The Idols of a Mother’s Heart
Nov 5, 2013
When you are upset because you can’t do something you’ve wanted to do, it might be because that thing has become an idol in your heart. I said these words one afternoon in response to one of my kids who…
A Tantrum for My Transformation
Aug 19, 2013
Some days I wake up and nothing seems to go right. The alarm fails to sound. The kids are slow to get ready. The fridge is empty of milk (after I set the table with bowls of cereal). And then…
Does God Balance Blessings with Hardships?
Jun 21, 2017
When we expect God to even out our blessings with hardships, the problem isn’t our pessimism. The problem is our understanding of who God is.
Three Gifts We Need, But Hate to Receive
Mar 10, 2016
We all love to receive a gift, but lots of God’s good gifts are not the kinds we would ask for. Here are three we need, but rarely invite: obstacles, suffering, and irritation.
Remembering the Unquantifiable Love of God
Feb 10, 2015
Real love isn’t something you can measure by counting up cards and gifts. The love God has for us is beyond numbers and can’t be tallied.
The Sanctifying Work of Parenthood
May 2, 2013
A friend recently asked me if I could give her some parenting advice. I smiled and said that I couldn’t because I’m not an expert and don’t know really what I am doing. She laughed and remarked on the ways…
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…