Trade Worry for Prayer

Trade Worry for Prayer - Instead of worrying, pray. Ask God to help you with that thing. Right in that moment.

Last night I didn’t sleep well. It could have been that we stayed up late watching a very odd Chinese movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (affiliate link). My brain was trying to make sense of some of those weird, it-must-be-a-foreign-film quandaries. It could also have been that FishChick5 had been puking all day long. I […]

You Can’t Do It Alone

You Can

You’ve heard me say it before: No mom is an island. And yet, we try to do it all ourselves. We worry what folks will think of us when we hire a house cleaner, outsource a school subject, or ask a friend for help with a project. We feel inadequate when we come face to […]

Joyful, Joyful!

Joyful, Joyful!

Some seasons you feel far from God; other times you feel like He’s right there with you. That’s the life in this world. We are prone to wander, be distracted, and rely on our own efforts instead of His. Yet, God in His infinite wisdom knew that we needed something more than ourselves and our […]

Speak the Truth in Love

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When I had my first child, my mother and my mother-in-law both kind of went ga-ga. They were enraptured with this little boy that God had given us. It was a challenging time for us all as we learned new roles and responsibilities. Mothers know best, right? But which mother: you, me, or her? There […]

The Person I Want to Be All Year

The Person I Want to Be All Year : meditation on how Christmas is God

This week at a Twitter party, a fellow blogger tweeted something quite profound. Meagan said, “The holidays are a reminder to be ‘the mom I want to be’, even if that’s not sustainable year-round.” That stopped me in my tracks. Yes, that is why I try to make a big deal of fun in December. […]

Life is Good.

Life is Good. If only we had eyes to see it - Can we change our outlook, despite rough circumstances, and see the good in our lives?

Are the troubles of this world really as bad as we think they are? Is too Pollyanna to think otherwise? A few weeks ago I found myself getting a little introspective. FishBoy13’s birthday always does that to me. For those who don’t know, he’s the baby we prayed and hoped and cried over. He was […]

Mom, You’re Awesome

Mom, you are awesome | A reminder to moms to see the good gifts that they

Suffering from a little mom guilt, that you’re not quite up to par. Think again. Each of us moms probably falls short of her expectations or dreams for parenting. I know I do. I can think of some ideal or some activity that would bless my kids and then one thing or another happens to […]

Enjoy the Fruit and Send Mom Guilt to the Compost Pile

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I struggle with Mom Guilt from time to time. Rarely do my life and my actions match up with my ideal. So if I know that my kids aren’t getting ———————- (fill in the blank), then I feel guilty that they are missing an opportunity or that they will be less than their best someday. […]