Find Relief from the Pressure to Get It All Right
Freedom from Shame
Several months ago I asked for your help in choosing the cover for my new book and Bible Study, Mom Set Free: Find Relief from the Pressure to Get It All Right.
Well, you all blew me away with your responses and encouragement. The vote was overwhelmingly in favor of Option B.
So it’s with much excitement and gratitude that I launch my new website today, featuring the covers that YOU chose, and finally share with you more about this book that God has used to teach me how to live and parent as a Mom Set Free.
God's grace and "good behavior"
Hello my friends,
Wow, I have missed you!
I'm sorry I've been a bit silent around here while learning how to parent a newborn again. I forgot how glorious- and hard- these early days of infancy can be. Now that our sweet Finn is almost four months old, and a bit of sleep has become part of my existence again, I'm coming out of the baby fog and back to some sense of normalcy.
Focus on the Family Broadcast
Part two of my interview with Focus on the Family airs today.
Jean Daly and I have a great time talking about the difference in parenting with a focus on "God's grace" rather than just "good behavior."
Click here to join us!
What impact can Lent have on our parenting?
One of the highlights of my 2015 was the opportunity to spend an afternoon in Colorado Springs with Jim Daly, John Fuller, and Jim's lovely wife Jean recording a broadcast about parenting with grace.
How to keep from losing it
“Lent is the season of repentance and remembrance leading up to Easter Sunday—a time to look long at our sin and look even longer at the cross of Christ.” (By the way, if you haven't already, join "She Reads Truth" for their beautiful Lent Study!)
So what does Lent - this season of repentance and remembering- have to do with parenting?
What to do when you worry
“Patience is a grace as difficult as it is necessary, and as hard to come by as it is precious when it is gained.”
If there is any area of our lives that illuminates this quote by Charles Spurgeon, it’s parenting. We want to be, no, we desperately long to be patient and self-controlled, but how often does our anger win?
Hope for our kids in the age of "affluenza"
If there's anything moms have in common, it’s that we worry.
We worry about our kids. We worry for our kids. We worry we aren’t enough. We worry we aren’t doing enough. We worry we’re doing too much.
Ditching the "Naughty and Nice" List
To kick off the holidays, I invited a group of families in our church to join us in stuffing stockings for the underprivileged children at Danita's Children Orphanage in Haiti.
What transpired blew me away!
For the parent who desires to raise thankful kids
“Santa is coming. Be good!” or “Christ has come. Be free!”
As we lead our children through this Advent season, might we pause to ask ourselves which message we want to communicate to them?
Happy Saturday, friends! I've sent more emails than usual this week. I hope that's ok! But as promised, I'm sharing the articles I'm writing elsewhere, and this one happened to be featured in the "Thankful Nation" series with FoxNews.com this weekend. I hope you enjoy it!
The human tendency is to look at everything we don’t have and demand “more” to be happy. When, ironically, happiness is not found in acquiring “more” but in being more thankful for what we’ve already been given.