Be The Mom God Called YOU To Be

Written by: | May 2, 2016

Be honest with me, ladies. Have you ever compared yourself to other moms? I know I have. Has anything good ever come from such an act? For me, it never has. It has only led to feelings of not measuring up and frustration. The fact is that God doesn’t...
Read More

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Written by: | April 4, 2016

I’m a firm believer that embracing the messy, challenging moments of life is vital to becoming a disciple, or a learner, of Jesus. The saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” We love the beauty of the flowers, but do we really love the dirtiness that comes with the...
Read More

Ideas For A Spring Break Adventure

Written by: | February 29, 2016

Spring Break is great, isn’t it? Taking a break, or a rest, is needed for everyone. It’s even biblical. Mark 6:31 reads, “And he said to them, ‘Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.’ For many were coming and going, and they had no...
Read More

Engaging Teens In Devotional Time

Written by: | January 6, 2016

I have a thirteen year old which means my husband and I have just entered the years of learning to parent a teenager. It also means that we have moved pretty much to the bottom of the list on the cool chart. I mean way down. I realize this...
Read More

Adding A Pet To Your Family

Written by: | October 26, 2015

“Can we get a dog?” “No!” This conversation replayed over and over like a broken record until one day I said, “Yes.” I don’t know who was more shocked at the change in answer…me, my husband, or my kids. It wasn’t a spur of the moment change. It was...
Read More

Best Parenting Advice From A Mentor

Written by: | September 16, 2015

I had a moment recently, a parenting moment that had reached astronomical proportions (at least in my mind). As a Mom of a thirteen and ten year old, I’m finding that I’ve stepped into the hardest part of my parenting journey to date. It culminated one day into a...
Read More

Get Your Kids Off Tech And Outside

Written by: | July 22, 2015

I’ve become THAT parent. You know, the one that says, “When I was your age…” My thirteen year old son frequently reminds my husband and I that he’s one of two kids in his grade that doesn’t have a cell phone. That’s when I whip it out. “When I...
Read More

Appreciate The Differences In All of God’s Creation

Written by: | June 24, 2015

As foreign nationals, the differences of people stare us down every single day like a bull about to charge. It’s intense at times. The Rainbow Nation very adequately describes South Africa. It truly is a melting pot of people, culture, language, and ways of thinking. All of those things,...
Read More

Trusting God For Big Things As A Family

Written by: | May 22, 2015

Webster defines faith as complete trust or confidence in someone or something. It’s a good place to be, trusting God completely when it seems the situation is bleak. With that in mind, let’s talk about car troubles and faith, because honestly, those go hand in hand, right? I’m almost...
Read More

Appreciate God’s Creation

Written by: | April 20, 2015

The Bible begins with the account of creation, how God made something out of nothing. It wasn’t just any old thing. He created land, water, vegetation, animals, people. After each day of creative fun, He saw that it was good. Every year, around the world, there’s a little something...
Read More

Teach Your Child To Be A Good Friend

Written by: | March 16, 2015

A friend loves at all times… Proverbs 17:17 How do you teach your child to be a good friend? Teach them to love. Simple, right? Maybe we should just stop this post right there, because that about sums it up on the single ingredient to being a good friend....
Read More