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 […]

#31days, Day 10: He Is The Same Yesterday, Today and Forever

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This morning as I asked for prayer for my mother, I was reminded of this truth. This verse was carved into the wood molding over the baptismal of the church I grew up in. Probably the earliest verse I ever read or memorized. Yet somehow it’s been forgotten. As I step out of the boat, […]

#31 Days, Day 8/9: Be Still

Be still and know that I am God

I’m not pushing myself to follow this 31 Days challenge perfectly. I know my amazing Grace for Moms co-writers will join me from time to time here. But right now, I’m taking it one day at a time as I feel led to share. I hope that’s OK. After all, our journey of faith should […]

#31days, Day 7: A Prayer For When You Are Sinking

A prayer for when you are sinking

I’m trying real hard to step out of the boat friends. Real hard. I know the truth and most of the time I believe it but to be honest, sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I am so angry at sickness and injustice and I wonder why we never see the miracles we were promised in the […]

31 Days to Stepping Out of the Boat

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I wasn’t going to participate in the 31 Days Blog Series this year. Working hard to simplify our lives and the work of our hands, Kristy and I thought it best to lay it aside. . .though we had several fun ideas. My mom has cancer and today was a tough day. Despite several attempts […]

Grace for Decision Making: 5 Common Pitfalls to Avoid

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How do you find grace for decision making? I’ve been asking this question a lot lately as my husband and I wade through some important personal and family decisions. Some of the decisions we need to make are of the big, weighty variety and have a lot of ramifications. Others are smaller, and not as […]

5 Reasons To Be Excited About Public School

5 Reasons To Be Excited About Public School

Tonight I attended “meet the teacher” night at my daughter’s school. She’ll enter kindergarten in a little under 36 hours {but who’s counting?}. She got Mrs. Miller, a 12 year veteran teacher at the school. None of her preschool friends are in her class {ugh} and there’s only 5 girls to 15 boys. She says […]

Coming Out of the Dark

Overcoming Depression

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5 Things to Do When You Pray and Nothing Changes

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It has been going on for two years.  This problem my husband and I have.  It is a problem that affects both of us and yet was caused by neither one of us. We have spent plenty of time and money trying to solve this problem, but the thing we have done most is pray. And […]

Cuz He’s the Mama

baby learning to walk

I forgot how endearing (and hilarious) it is – the learning-how-to-walk stage of babyhood. And although he didn’t ask me if I was ready for it, apparently he was. (Seems somebody is impatient to keep up with his big brother. Never mind he’s just 10 months old.) So right now we’re in that in-between phase […]