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
If only Eve hadn't eaten that silly fruit . . . I've read Genesis 3 many, many times. My focus always stayed on the negative parts of the story: the disobedience, the punishment, and the banishment. How much different the world would be had Eve just simply obeyed God! Recently, God's given me a new lens … Continue reading Grace in The Fall
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
Confession time: I enjoy affirmation. It makes me feel good. I seek praises from my family for cleaning the house, putting away laundry, or serving them in another manner. I desire compliments from my husband to boost my self-esteem. I post pictures on social media and constantly check for new likes or comments. I do … Continue reading He’s Always Watching
I knelt down beside my son's bed and cried. Tears flowing, I lifted all of my anxieties and worries to the Lord. The rejection email from the publisher coupled with the news of my husband's new job overwhelmed my heart. I set out a goal to write, but now I faced the challenges that arise … Continue reading How God Used Daniel Tiger to Encourage Me
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 . . .