Consider Jochebed

I was recently asked, “If you could meet any person in the Bible, who would it be?”. My first thought was Esther for her strength and faith to stand in a time of crisis for her people. I also thought of Ruth who with loyalty remained with her mother-in-law through sorrow and displacement. But then,Continue reading “Consider Jochebed”

Peace in the Ordinary

Living in the Mundane Sometimes it feels like as a mom I’m stuck in the mundane. My weeks can often be drawn out with the same tasks over and over again. Dishes and more dishes, laundry, and yet another meal. Stories to read, fingernails that need clipped, reminders to brush teeth and appointments to beContinue reading “Peace in the Ordinary”

The Power of Testimony

Testimony time My favorite time at our annual women’s retreat has always been Sunday mornings. The whole weekend is filled with rich Bible study and encouragement. This final session however, is powerful in a different way. It’s testimony time. Mothers, teens, toddlers and infants settle down to hear what God had been doing in eachContinue reading “The Power of Testimony”

A Few of My Favorite Things! Parenting and Homeschooling Resources

Life is a journey! I see it in everything. We are always learning and growing. Young moms often ask, “How did you raise your children”? The truth is, we all learn as we go along. Along the way I have gleaned from so many resources! You have heard of eclectic homeschooling? Not only is myContinue reading “A Few of My Favorite Things! Parenting and Homeschooling Resources”

A Life Disrupted: Our Response

Learning New Things? Raise your hand if you have been learning a lot of new stuff lately. Yeah? Me too! Our lives have changed so much in the past few months it’s a bit mind boggling. No matter what you personally feel about the circumstances around the world during this pandemic, I  think we canContinue reading “A Life Disrupted: Our Response”

Blessing Our Children: A Legacy of Love for the Next Generation

In the early years of parenting, as I searched out resources and information, I came across a book about actively blessing our children. The idea impressed me as a way to regularly make spiritual deposits into my children’s lives. I had never considered the authority I truly had as a parent to bless my children.Continue reading “Blessing Our Children: A Legacy of Love for the Next Generation”

When You Aren’t All Home Together

The visuals are compelling. Heart warming photos and videos of families together in isolation making memories are all over the internet. (A place we have been spending a lot of time lately.) They are sweet. This gift of time is strengthening families in the midst of a very stressful situation. The images representing unity andContinue reading “When You Aren’t All Home Together”

Gramma Speaks: How Discipline Can Build Relationship With Your Children

Meet Gramma Louise: Louise is always full of wise words and creative parenting solutions. She also happens to be my mother-in-law. That being said, her impact on my parenting started even as far back as her mothering my husband. David and Louise had four children, two girls and then two boys. The children are nowContinue reading “Gramma Speaks: How Discipline Can Build Relationship With Your Children”

Got Great Ideas? 5 Tips To Put Them Into Practice

Who else starts their day with high hopes and then is dashed when life takes over? I know I could be so much more productive if I could just remember to use the resources that I have in my home. If all those genius life hacks made it off my Pinterest wall and into myContinue reading “Got Great Ideas? 5 Tips To Put Them Into Practice”