After having to ask my boys repeatedly to complete their tasks so we could get out the door on time, I shouted, “Boys, I am running out of patience with you!” But before I could speak another word, the thought ran through my mind: Aren’t you glad God never runs out of patience with you? I was able to use that small moment in the middle of our chaotic day to remind my kids of the Good News that “God never runs out of patience for us. He never comes to the end of His rope with us.”Read More
When we’re feeling pushed far beyond our human limitations, and we look in the mirror only to find our face worn and weary with the day’s demands, we can turn to God’s Word and read the relief God promises.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
“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?Read More
“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?Read More
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.Read More