Jesus crouched low, scrawling something in the sand. He sat teaching in front of the temple, surrounded by those who gathered to learn from Him. When the men came to trap him by dragging the adulteress forward, calmly, yet boldly, He addressed her accusers: "He who is without sin among you, let ... Read More about Are you trapped in condemnation?
Do not worry about tomorrow. Each day has enough suffering of its own. ~ Jesus I've been considering the role of suffering in our lives. Our family has been enduring some trials for a season. This has me reflecting on the way endurance brings about unexpected blessings. Like you, I'd rather ... Read More about The surprising truth about suffering
Each season of motherhood brings lessons along with it. Over the past few years, our family has been stretched in unexpected ways. As I walk through the difficulties, I notice something shifting in me. It's not what I anticipated, but as I see it emerge, I'm in awe. I'm actually learning to ... Read More about How to Love Your Children When They Are at Their Worst
Last May I received an email from a local moms group asking me to speak in March. I responded saying how sorry I was to have missed their email and the invitation to speak, since March had passed us by. I got their response that day explaining they were planning out their speaker calendar for the ... Read More about How to Overcome Anger and Cultivate Gentleness in Your Motherhood
My mentor and I sat in her study, shoes off. I had spontaneously taken mine off before kneeling in front of her 12" wooden cross and she followed suit. We noticed the holiness of the ground around us at that moment. The mundane turns sacred as we turn towards Him. I began my prayer - pouring out ... Read More about You’ll Find Me at the Cross
Certain summers as I was growing up, my family went to Maine to visit my grandparents' cabin on a lake. I remember my grandpa allowing me the privilege of going out early morning fishing with him if I promised to be very quiet. We would board the canoe, push off, row to a sweet spot where the fish ... Read More about How to avoid power struggles in your family