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No One Warned Me

Now here we are with both of our boys. Both miracles. Both precious. Both so very loved. But my mama heart is overwhelmed.

Dear Christian Parent

There is no guarantee that they will choose to follow God, but they will know everything I can teach them about Him.

Sibling Relationships

 I think a lot of kids might not be close because they are not encouraged or instructed to invest in each other’s interests.

I am Not the Mom

They just need a safe home for the time being. It seems to be no big deal when kids don’t use the title of “mom”  for me.

Can I Do All Things?

Paul’s attitude here was predetermined. He did not wait for a bad situation to determine his contentment. He knew Jesus and that was enough.

Stay with the Father

The Holy Spirit never leaves us, but we leave Him out of our awareness all the time.  I have to daily, hour by hour, acknowledge the Father’s presence.

Don’t Be the Crowd, Be the Tree

Let’s not be like the crowd. Let’s be the tree. Let’s lift people up so they can see Jesus and let Jesus be the one to judge if their faith is real.

Getting Comfortable With Rejection

This same Jesus, who they had pretty much left everyone and everything to follow, was being dissed by family, friends, neighbors, classmates…basically everyone

Birthing the Bride

The Father longs to birth through them His image of perfect love, sacred bridal romance, and, ultimately, the bridal identity.

Where Have All the Pastors Gone?

We need pastors, as much as we need any of the ministry gifts, and we are all called to operate as a pastor from time to time.

Get Out of the Tree

It wasn’t until after Zacchaeus climbed down from the tree that he made a difference and revealed the light that overcame the darkness within him.

Stay with God

I’m a pretty adaptable person. I mean, I’ve lived sleeping my nights on a futon in a tiny room in Mexico for two months with Calvin.

Lessons in Motherhood

You have been specifically chosen by the hand of God to be the mom to the children you have been given. God doesn’t make mistakes. 

Idols of the Heart

Well, that’s not how things went down. God was very overt about checking my heart at the precise moment when my idolatry was at its peak.