At the beginning of 2018, I prayed that God would lead me to a verse that would be my verse for the year. Instantly, He brought Proverbs 3:5-6 to mind, but I didn’t want that verse. Please don’t take this the wrong way, but it just seemed cheesy and over-used. Everybody - believer or not … Continue reading Living Out Proverbs 3:5-6
So why do you mom? Why is it that you get up every morning and do what you do? Change diapers. Pack lunches. Wash clothes. Clean toilets. Drive little people everywhere. All so that you can do it all over again. Why do you do it? Do you do it because you always wanted kids … Continue reading Why do you mom?
So this week is Teacher Appreciation Week, which probably means it is Nurse Appreciation Week and maybe a few other thankless professions that somehow get lumped all in one week, because people know we will do our job no matter what. So, sorry if I am coming off a little bitter here. I don’t … Continue reading 10 Things you need to know to Understand Teachers.
I can’t say this enough. If you are not happy, content, satisfied in your Christian life… If you feel like you are missing something… If you feel unfulfilled… I bet you are not reading the Bible as you should. I have been a Christian for 29 years, but it wasn’t until about 5 years ago … Continue reading Good Habits: How to Create a Bible Study Habit
Life is crazy and with kids, many times it is down right insane. Today, I will leave my house at 6:20 in the morning and I probably won’t make it home until after nine, and we will still need showers and I will have to do a host of other things to prepare for tomorrow. … Continue reading #Momlife and 10 Things I am Going to Miss
Spring break is over. Easter is just a recent memory. Life is back to normal. The anticipation of Easter and relaxed family time has been replaced with busy baseball days, standardized testing stress, and a general lack of sleep. All the other things spring really means. Even as I sit here, I feel a stress-induced … Continue reading Life after the Cross
Our mornings are important. Whether we want to admit it or not, the way we begin the day, sets the tone for the rest of the day. I am sure you know exactly what I mean. Think of some of your worst days lately… Did they begin with lost shoes? Spilled coffee? Or a sick … Continue reading Bring Focus to Your Day with Three Simple Questions
I really started this journey of Everyday Abiding about a year and a half ago, but several months before that I heard Charles Stanley’s message about Abiding and that seed was planted. I knew that is what I was going for. I knew that is what the Christian life should look like. But, I seemed … Continue reading Evidence of the Vine – 3 Unusual Signs that I am Leaning to Abide
Easter season is upon us. It should be a time of true reflection and gratitude, as we look back at all Christ did for us - and continues to do. But if I am being honest, I have a hard time getting my heart in the right place to truly celebrate Easter. Not because I … Continue reading Fully-God, Fully Man: Finding Encouragement in the Humanity of Jesus
So maybe I am the only mom out there who has to deal with this, but some days - probably more than I care to admit - I come home in a funk. I am stressed and moody. I feel like I am drowning in my to-do list, and I only have my eyes on … Continue reading Shake It Off… 4 Ways to Shake Off the Afternoon Funk.