The Fastest Way to be a Better Parent

Even a daily reminder is not enough–I need an hourly one, to remember that I’m not parenting just to survive the day or to create the most comfort for myself. I am parenting for the future, for my grandchildren–waging war against the one, masquerading as light, who wants to destroy my children. That sober realization is the fastest way to be a better parent. It’s so hard to remember when we simply want peace and quiet, or when frankly, we’re […]

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5 Reasons the Abortion Argument Fails (And How You Can Save Lives)

On the heels of New York’s law passed last week to extend the allowance of abortion up until birth, I have felt it’s important to keep talking about the misunderstanding that drives support for the pro-choice movement, and the need for us to not stop talking about it until we have liberated a whole group of people who are not allowed to speak on their own behalf. It took centuries of bold heroes to overturn the atrocities of slavery, and […]

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Children According to Jesus: If You Want to See the Kingdom

We view children backwards.  Jesus’ disciples did too… “Jesus, tell them to take their children away–they’re interfering.” (paraphrased, of course). Jesus said, “Do not forbid the children to come unto me for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.” And in other places He said, “Unless you humble yourselves and become as one of these little children, you will not see the Kingdom of God.” And of course, “Children are an heritage from the Lord”…”a gift”…”a blessing”…”Blessed is the man […]

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Everything’s Not the Same: Turning Truth Upside Down to Erase Our Guilt

There is a cultural epidemic killing us (in the name of making us healthy). It’s the notion that you shouldn’t feel bad, no matter what. Feeling bad is the ultimate terrible thing, and we must eradicate all its roots. This ideology is also what causes such hostility to Christianity, but I digress. We have pain sensors in our limbs and they cause us to hurt when we are injured. And though the pain isn’t pleasant, it is absolutely necessary for […]

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Being a Mom and Wife is Enough: A Word for the Burned Out Superwoman

I assume many women feel the way this reader who wrote me feels, so I wanted to give a public answer to encourage other women in her shoes: “What do you do when you are so weary, you feel like you can’t get through the day? I feel like I try to juggle the expectations of church ministry with that of my family, and it isn’t working. I’m tired, resentful, and bitter. I just want to be a mom and […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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