Self-Care: Luxury or Necessity?

There are big things happening in the world. Major crisis and heartache are out there. The goings on in my home seem so insignificant but they hit me like huge waves at times. I can’t seem to gather my thoughts, I am scattered and moody. I can’t seem to get into my groove for theContinue reading “Self-Care: Luxury or Necessity?”

Managing Money With Kids: It Doesn’t Have to be Hard!

Remember those dreams about being a mom and spending all of your time with your kids? All of those joy filled moments as you walk through all areas of life together? I’m with you. Then you wake up from the dream and reality hits that it is just plain difficult to juggle some of theContinue reading “Managing Money With Kids: It Doesn’t Have to be Hard!”

Daily Devotions or Daily Devoted?: Seeking God in the Midst of Motherhood

I was 15 when I started attending church and the idea of a daily devotional time was introduced to me. Taking time to sit down and read the Bible was a new practice and there were so many possibilities for the way to do devotions. When I got home from school I had the freedomContinue reading “Daily Devotions or Daily Devoted?: Seeking God in the Midst of Motherhood”

Discipline Spectators: Waiting on God for Justice

This morning as I’m taking a shower, the door opens and an amplified small voice begins a tale of what his sister has done. I gave him a message, “Tell her when I get out of the shower, she is getting disciplined.” His response was “ummmmm, do I have to tell her that?” I reallyContinue reading “Discipline Spectators: Waiting on God for Justice”

Battling Bad Attitudes: Does Your Perspective Need to Change?

There are days, let me just say it, days that I don’t want to be a mom (or I at least want to take a leave of absence). This never seems to be the case when my children are playing together kindly. Even if there are messes everywhere and dinner isn’t anywhere in the works,Continue reading “Battling Bad Attitudes: Does Your Perspective Need to Change?”

Mothering Parties: Don’t Stand Alone in Your Journey as a Mom

From the most ancient times women were sharpened by one another. Skills of daily life were handed down through the living of life together. I imagine it must have been almost seamless as the generations worked together, parented together, worshiped together and interacted with a synergism that we stumble in duplicating today. We are fiercelyContinue reading “Mothering Parties: Don’t Stand Alone in Your Journey as a Mom”

Generational Impact: A Testimony to God’s Faithfulness

( This “article” was actually printed in Above Rubies magazine a few years ago. But, I wanted to take the opportunity to share it here as well. ) Generational impact! I have been challenged to make a generational impact. Last summer we were asked to create a t-shirt design for our family reunion. I hadContinue reading “Generational Impact: A Testimony to God’s Faithfulness”

Prayer Bracelets: A Practical Idea to Remind You to Pray

For years I have told people that I believe in the power of prayer. I have affirmed with my speech that “prayer changes things”. I know in my mind and in my heart that it is true. A few years ago at a ladies retreat, the speaker, Nancy Campbell talked about prayer. She quizzed usContinue reading “Prayer Bracelets: A Practical Idea to Remind You to Pray”