Bad Advice to My Daughter

Bad Advice to My Daughter

“Mom! Daniel’s hitting me!!”

Based on the sounds of toys crashing and a toddler screaming, I’m pretty sure my daughter wasn’t making this one up.

I just left the play room two seconds ago and they’re already fighting?! Read more

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Man of Sorrows, God of Grace

Man of Sorrows, God of Grace

It was a normal day. The refreshing smell of the spring dew filled the air. There was peace in the house. The inner sense of calm was curious to me; I knew today was the day. From the very beginning, I wanted to know, was the baby growing within me another boy or could it be that I was carrying a precious daughter? Read more

Lessons from my “whole-hearted” kid

Lessons from my “whole-hearted” kid

My five-year-old views everything in life as black or white.

Since this kid was two years old he was always all about something. And whatever he was all about, he would run that thing or activity into the ground before moving on to the next big thing. All about trains, all about maps, all about Candy Land, all about bikes… the obsessions move from one big thing to more exciting, better things and his ever-growing, curious mind continues to move like lightening from one interest to another. Read more

The Best Advice I’ve Received as a Mom

The Best Advice I’ve Received as a Mom

“Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.” Proverbs 27:9

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As a young mom, scared out of her wits at times over this huge, imperative task of raising children for the glory of God, I find comfort and relief from two things: the nearness of the Lord after my cry for wisdom, and the endearing counsel of godly friends. Read more