The relevancy of God’s Word

Hi everyone! Just a quick blog post today to encourage you to dig in to God's word. Daily!! So I've been struggling lately with the kids over time spent on screens. I admit that because of the difficulties of the last year, I have been less than diligent about managing their screen time. (Please no …

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Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled

Because of the all-encompassing nature of my son's OCD diagnosis and treatment, I've had to step away from some ministry roles within the last month. There is no denying it - I'm sad about this. And more than once I've found myself questioning whether or not I made the right decision to step away, because …

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Grateful.

(photo from www.LumoProject.com) A few months ago my pastor touched on the story of Jesus told in Mark 2:2-12.  Four men had a paralyzed friend who needed to see Jesus.  They went to great lengths to get him into Jesus' presence - lowering him down through the roof. I'm going to paraphrase here, but one of …

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“Yet I will rejoice”

I've had this passage from Habakkuk in my mind since last week.  Initially I wasn't sure why - it was just a passage I happened across as I was searching for another verse in my Bible. Habakkuk 3:17-19 "Though the fig tree does not bud     and there are no grapes on the vines, though the …

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What to do when you don’t know what to do.

It was mid-2001.  I had a newborn (my first).  I was beginning to learn that the norm of motherhood is not having all the answers (or, really, any of the answers). I had also committed to reading through the bible for the first time that year.  I may have been a little optimistic in my …

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Four Ways to Feel Angry Less

So as I previously posted, I had spoken about mom anger at a MOPS group last month.  I thought I should take the time to share a bit of what I shared with that group. If you've read my blog for a while, you know that I’ve struggled with controlling my responses towards my kids when …

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This hope.

"We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. " ~Hebrews 16:19   Life gets real, doesn't it? It seems like in your 40s, it gets really real.  Marriages end.  You can no longer control your kids exposure to "the world" as much as you might want to.  People get sick. …

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