The Grace of Revealed Sin

The Grace of Revealed Sin

The first few weeks after my son was born were challenging. I had an unplanned C-section, breastfeeding was not going well, and although my husband frequently took care of our son in the night so that I could sleep, I was still exhausted. One evening, after a particularly wearying day of tears and wrestling with […]

What Freedom Looks Like for Moms

Celebrate Freedom

We came home that day a family of four. After two years of struggle and loss we had fought the battles and won the war for our children. It was July 4th and so fitting that we would exhale on that day, free to now live and grow together, without battles to fight to see […]

In the Morning When I Rise Give Me Jesus

In the Morning When I Rise

It’s Monday. And this time I’m meeting the week with hope and expectation but there are times this is not the case. Mondays when I dread the week ahead. . .my never-ending to-do list. . .the lack of structure that summer brings and the anxiety that comes along with it. Been there? Or are you […]

Summer Family Bible Study on Philippians 4:8

Family Bible Study on Philippians 4

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8 {ESV}   Our thoughts are the beginning of a healthy and fruitful life. When we fix our […]

A Son Like John the Baptist

John the Baptist

When I first learned I was pregnant with a little boy, I was flooded with daydreams about what my son would be like. I never would have admitted it to anyone, but my vivid imagination pictured a future where my son was a meticulous student, well-liked by his peers and teachers, and of course, the […]

What Are You Looking For?

Empty Tomb

My children’s Easter best lay in the laundry room, her twirly dress and his white shirt grass stained from their search for treat-filled eggs. There are buckets of candy taking over the kitchen as I wonder how long I must keep those treasures before discarding them for fear we’ll all gain 10 pounds before we […]

Welcoming Ashes and Watching Chains Break

Lent Reflection

I have never received a cross of ashes across my forehead.   This ceremony has not been a part of my faith tradition – not something I observed in my church as a child, or that I have participated in as an adult. Growing up, Ash Wednesday was simply the beginning of Lent, a season that I […]

5 Resources to Help You Study Scripture

Resources for Bible Study

One of my own personal goals for this year is to better learn how to study Scripture and make it a priority. I have to admit that after having heard the same parables, verses, and stories through the years I have lost my awe and zeal at times for God’s Living Word. I take for […]