Parenting

What It’s Like to Have Three Kids

Having three kids is full. And it is hard. But here’s the thing. So is having two kids. And so is having one kid. It’s always full, it’s always hard.

Effective Parenting: The Conscience Part 1

Whether or not your child is yet a Christian, he or she still has a conscience. As parents, it’s our job to help teach, train, and influence the conscience of our kids.

What I Want You to Know about October

For several years after my first loss, October just frustrated me because I didn’t want to be a part of the “sad” events. However, in 2017, after the loss of our second baby, I realized October is important.

Halloween Isn’t Scary

The great Halloween debate among Christian parents is about to go down any minute now. Don’t be caught off guard as you’re casually scrolling through social media and, bam, you’re faced with the dilemma once again.

The Seed Inside Your Seed

But the call of God always starts in seed form. It’s this truth that many people miss. They’re expecting something big, visible, and established from the start.

A Keyboard Plug

We played our hearts out, and then, it was time for me to go home. On my way out of the room, I tripped over the cord, pulling the plug from the wall.

The Grief of Losing a Child

You hope it’s some sort of sick joke or a huge mistake. That day we joined a club no one wants to be a member of—the grieving parents club.

Pure Imagination

I don’t believe that God sits in heaven frowning at us when we use our imaginations as a part of how we frame our theology. He gave us imagination for a reason.

When You Stand Outside A Grave

It doesn’t matter what your circumstances look like. It doesn’t matter how dead things seem to appear. He’s still the God of the impossible.

When Anxiety Assails

I went through a horrible period of panic/anxiety attacks when I was a young mom. And the worst part of it all was that I thought God was punishing me.

Speaking Through a Mommy Moment

In my mind, I thought, “Does God actually care about how I discipline them in this specific situation? Does He really care?”

All The Coffee & All The Grace

I have been known to drive 45 minutes one way to hang out, drink coffee, and write. It fuels me. And I always take advantage of the long drives.

Surprised by Pregnancy, Marveled by God

I didn’t want to be pregnant just yet. I didn’t really even like kids. I wanted to pursue my career. So, as you can imagine, those first few weeks of pregnancy were rough.

The Bubble

I lay awake at night wondering if I’m doing the right thing or completely messing them up forever. The words of the Bible-study mom ring in my ears, “You can’t keep them in a bubble forever!”

My Worst Homeschool Mistakes

Whether you’re a homeschool veteran or a terrified newbie, you may find yourself trying to figure out how to make the dance beautiful for your family.

A Word to the Expectant Mother

You can’t afford to give an ear to all the voices that are trying to speak into you right now. Your heart is the place from which your very life flows.

Sinking Sand

Emotions are fleeting, and they cannot be trusted. Oh, and that running negative dialogue in your head? It can’t be trusted either. But what can be trusted? The living Word of God.