Motherhood Devotional Book Half Price Through Friday

I have a limited supply of my motherhood devotional books so grab yours before they’re gone! Go HERE to get it half price.

Read the rest»

The Goal of Motherhood: An Older Me to the Young Moms

It’s a strange, hard, fun and wonderful place I’m in right now. Almost like standing between two worlds, one foot on each, peering back and forth with eyes that see so much larger now than they once did. I am in the middle of my life (as much as I can presume), a mother still snuggling a 2 and 5 year old who think I am the whole world, a grandmother watching my daughter and son in law begin the […]

Read the rest»

How to Lose the Mom Guilt When You Don’t Get it All Done

Do you ever feel guilty or stressed, as a mom, because you didn’t “get it all done?” (What even does that mean?) This weekend our family attended an annual event with friends that we look forward to all year. We do fun things including dress up in costumes. Of course we usually wait until the last week or so to throw together our costumes and this year was no exception. But our family showed up with no costumes, and some […]

Read the rest»

Do Your Children Work Too Hard?

I heard it again…quite a typical comment about grown children of large families: “She was the oldest of six and felt like her mother required too much of her….so she doesn’t want many children.” Size of family debate aside…the issue here is not the number of siblings or the work load, but rather a fundamental lesson of the Christian life that the parents failed to transmit. The conclusion that “I had to work too hard…” does not echo the perspective […]

Read the rest»

The Great Disconnect of Christianity: “God Loves Me” is Not the Message

  It’s why the Church is so crippled, so impotent.  It’s why 75% of Americans claim to be Christians, and yet our culture doesn’t reflect that influence. I stayed home Sunday and listened to David Platt as he expounded on this truth in a way that forced me to examine my own motives. ” ‘God loves me’ is not the message of biblical Christianity.” Wow.  Interesting the cliches we adopt as theology.  (Which is why I recently started #theologicallysoundmemes on […]

Read the rest»

God DOES Have Great Plans for You (They Just Might Be Different Than What You Expected)

I’ll admit, I love those pretty, colorful memes on Facebook that give me a tiny, “Christian” pep-talk in just a few seconds–“You are amazing and God has awesome plans for you!” There’s just one problem: it’s not really a biblical message. At all. And while I, like anyone else, love a good, encouraging word, I’m afraid we’re swallowing a false gospel for the sake of having our feelings stroked. Don’t get me wrong: we have been made amazing through Christ’s […]

Read the rest»

Letters to the Church: The Most Life-Changing Book I’ve Read Yet

Letters to the Church, by Francis Chan, may quite possibly be the most important book of our day. I don’t say that lightly. There are lots of good books out there. But this one is different. It’s hard to describe how this book affected me. Chan left his mega church because he believed, after reading the New Testament with fresh eyes, that the church he was a part of didn’t look very much like the church described in Scripture. And […]

Read the rest»

The Power of Gathering Around the Table: Beyond Hospitality

Gathering around the table: a once-almost sacred event, carefully guarded from distractions, is almost just a relic in American memory. Perhaps we have lost our understanding of its importance, consequently giving our allegiances to other activities which leave no time for the family dinner hour. Admittedly, we have begun to struggle with this as sports have monopolized our dinner time many days, giving us strong pause about our choices. There are studies and research that provide astounding evidence to the […]

Read the rest»

When Christians Should Judge One Another

  Wanna get someone really mad at you really fast? Judge. Say that something is a sin. It doesn’t necessarily have to be something that person is doing. We have never lived in a time more hostile than calling something wrong. It’s the favorite line on social media: “Judge not.” Consider just one example: abortion. There are campaigns to normalize murder because people do not want to be told they are wrong. About anything.   Making judgments is something all […]

Read the rest»

10 Ways Economic Hardship Can Benefit a Family

10 Ways Economic Hardship Can Benefit a Family

Prosperity equals advantage. Do you believe that? I am fascinated with the irony of this mentality most Americans hold dear.  Maybe even more so since I hear often, as a mother of nine, about “affording all those children.” All of us believe, somewhere deep within, that to prosper financially puts us at an advantage. And in many ways that can be true (nor am I an advocate of “poor on purpose”).  Hey, we’re an entrepreneur family; I think of ways to […]

Read the rest»

WordPress Themes