Cultivating Thankfulness

Photo source One of the things that truly warms my mother’s heart is when one of my children will randomly turn to me during an outing and say, “Thanks for bringing us here, Mama.” Wow! It makes all the herding cats worth it. Out of the mouth flows what’s in the heart. And so, it’s […]

Choosing Better Over Good

Photo Source As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be […]

Trusting God

To be a mom is a lifelong exercise in trusting God. There is not a milestone that passes or a major event that occurs apart from Him. And while we may fret and worry over pregnancies, illnesses, accidents, life and death, God is in control of all things. He is able to give you all […]

He is Able

Photo Source: Pdam2 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. — 2 Corinthians 9:8

Compassion Sunday

About a year ago, our family began sponsoring a child who lives in poverty. Joseph lives in Peru. He regularly sends us drawings and letters, sharing his prayer requests and telling us about his life. It’s a different life than my children live. And it’s good for us to know him. And it’s even better […]

Fall Busy-ness: Can Do Versus Should Do

Photo Source: EclecticBlogs As Fall gets under way, so does the business that accompanies back to school, fall sports, and upcoming holidays. The lazy days of summer have  given way for all sorts of craziness — if we let it. Somedays it feels like my life is characterized by a wide variety of should do‘s. […]

Treasuring the Moments on Mom Life Today

Years ago I started listening to a radio program called, “Family Life Today.” In the days before widespread internet and cell phones, it was a daily fix of helpful ideas and inspiration for my marriage and my family. I loved listening to Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine talk about all kinds of habits and practices […]

To Be More Joyful: Lean on God

This is a continuing series about ways in which we can become more joyful. If you missed previous posts or find that you’re still too crabby, go back to the beginning of 14 Ways to Be More Joyful. I believe that the best thing that we can do to be more joyful women is to […]