I know, I know. There are all kinds of tips and tricks out there. Stick with me while I offer some unsolicited advice to fellow mommas. These words came to me after a nice, long bubble bath...which means nothing more than this list isn't a reaction to anything, but rather a revelation during some quiet … Continue reading Advice for Young Moms, From a Young(ish) Mom
A while back, I wrote about how obedience is hard. It is much easier to disobey the prompts we feel from God on a daily basis than to follow Him. I didn't realize this when I re-dedicated my life to Christ back in 2014. Witnessing the believers around me, life appeared easy. It's not, friend. Jesus never … Continue reading Not Today, Satan!
I detest my dental appointments. I've been known to call and reschedule the bi-yearly cleanings simply because the anxiety over going was too much to handle. Growing up, I never had a cavity. I had the normal cleanings, yet even those traumatized me! So imagine the anxiety that filled me when I learned I had … Continue reading God Cares About My Teeth
Back in February, I walked away from Facebook. I deactivated my account and didn't look back! In July, I made a slow return. My grandfather passed away and I found myself logging on to read the heartfelt comments left on my and my family member's posts about my beloved grandpa. It did not take long for the … Continue reading social MEdia
Have you ever been to San Francisco, California? I visited this beautiful city during my early teen years and the fog phenomenon fascinated me. It's mesmerizing to watch the clouds slowly roll back, revealing nature's true intent for the day. The heavy gray roll against the bright blue sky is simply gorgeous! Photo by Patrik … Continue reading The Fog of Motherhood
I look around and feel overwhelmed by messages telling me I’m “not enough.” Not skinny enough, parenting well enough, putting enough effort into my home, spending enough time with my spouse, giving my children enough experiences, etc. It. Is. Exhausting. Overwhelming. Social media accelerates these messages when I mindlessly scroll through feeds and see what everyone … Continue reading Hey Momma, It’s Okay . . .
"You are good, good, oh, you are good, good, oh." The worship leader crooned out these lyrics while the congregation around me joined their voices in uplifted praise to a Good God. I crossed my arms and fought back bitter tears. I closed my eyes and lifted my head. "You are not good. I will … Continue reading When Life is Bad, God is Still Good
Sometimes, what seems good turns out to be a spiritual distraction.
As a new school year begins, the stories of kids dealing with rejection begin to find their way to my newsfeed...and my home. Our momma hearts hurt when our babies hurt.