The Mother Heart of God: A Mother’s Day Prayer

Mother's Day Prayer

Dear God, I had this idea of what sort of mom I’d be before I had kids. My head was filled with all sorts of rules and scenarios and principles and discipline techniques. With a background in early childhood development I was confident in my abilities to manage tantrums, navigate picky eating preferences, recognize developmental […]

Praying Words of Truth Over Our Children

Praying Words of Life Over Our Children

I knew from the minute that he was born, I’d have to begin the process of letting go and sharing him with the world. But the world doesn’t love him like I do. They don’t know him like I do. They won’t treat him like I do. What will I do then? How will I protect […]

Family Faith-Building: Teaching Kids about Prayer

Teaching Kids about Prayer

My idea of prayer became completely turned upside down after our first miscarriage. When you believe with all your heart for something you know God has ordained for you to do and you have people proclaiming life over your body and the tiny person occupying it, only to lose that life. . .well, it’ll change […]

What to do When Your Child Has a Favorite Parent


Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Psalm 127:4 Does your child have a favorite parent? It seems like every mom I know has at least one kid who has a favorite parent. In my house, my son makes no effort to hide that daddy is his favorite. […]

Praying for Boys Book Review

Praying for Boys Book Review

  When I found out I would be having a boy, I panicked a little. I’m the girliest of girls so I knew what to do with my princess. But a boy? What on earth do I do with a boy? And harder still. . . What if I don’t raise him to be a […]

A Prayer for the New Year

New Year Prayer

I wanted to write a prayer for us to carry through 2014 as a community. I thought about what the Lord would have us say as we kneel before the throne together as a community. I pondered and I prayed and then I picked up one of my favorite prayer books and read the following. […]

A Christmas Prayer

Merry Christmas

What better way to complete our Advent journey and welcome Christmas Day than with a prayer. Perhaps this prayer time will lead to your child accepting Christ as their savior or maybe it will simply be a prayer of thanksgiving for Jesus coming to be God with us. Use this prayer or write your own. […]

Mending a Broken Christmas with Prayer {Elisabeth}

Broken Christmas

Traditions and rituals are beautiful things. They help mark the passing of time, they help us remember where we come from, where we’ve been, and where we are now.  They help us hold out a steady post for our future, as we know that no matter what the year will bring, we’ll all be back […]

When Stepping Out of the Boat Means Staying Exactly Where You Are


There are times in our faith journey where Jesus calls us to step out of the boat. We know the story of Peter – the bold one – saying, “Lord, give me the word and I’ll come.” And we know the outcome of the step of faith that resulted. Peter followed Jesus’ footsteps and actually […]

#31 Days, Day 11 When You are Weary, Call Out


I tell just about anyone who will listen that my alarm goes off between 4:00 and 4:30 am everyday. I guess I feel like if the world knows I get up that early, it will offer me some grace or not require that I be responsible for my actions should I do something crazy in […]