Reclaiming the Sacred Influence of the Woman

Dearest Sister, Sometimes we can loose sight of our purpose, our mission, and our calling. In all the striving to be a better wife, mom, sister, writer, homemaker, _____, we can forget that our identity is not connected to any of those roles. Since the beginning, women have struggled to find their identity in God alone. Just look where that got Eve. And now here we are, Daughters of Eve, Daughters of the One True [...]

Why We Don’t Do Sleepovers: Parental Peer Pressure

When I was a kid I never really thought about the pressure I put my parents under when I was asking, then nagging them if I could go over to a friend’s house after church. It’s funny how most children don’t have it in them to actually think outside of their self focused wants and put themselves in their parent’s shoes. So naturally when I was pregnant with our first baby, I was completely unprepared [...]

Sometimes Mama Needs a Timeout

The baby is fussing, the toddler is arguing with the eight year old over wanting to play with his special toy, it's getting close to dinner time and your six year old REALLY wants to help make it. It's enough to make anyone go mad after a day of three kids asking questions at the same time, having been up all night with a teething baby, and a child with a fever. Dinner? Maybe I should [...]

By |January 3rd, 2015|Blog, Leaving A Legacy, Motherhood, Parenting|1 Comment

Show “Perfect Courtesy” to Everyone, Including Your Family

Do you struggle with being kind and courteous to your spouse? How about being respectful and kind to your children? There is no pretty way to make this sound any better than it really is. So I am just going to confess it, yes, this is a struggle for me. The weird thing, is that it didn't used to be. When life was so much simpler {before kids}, I wasn't stretched or challenged to be nice [...]

By |November 17th, 2014|Blog, Faith, Marriage, Motherhood, Parenting, Reflections|3 Comments

8 Questions Every Parent Should Ask Themselves

{The 8 Questions are Near the Bottom of the Post} If you are anything like me, you are aware of your own selfish sin, and see it played out in the little mini-me running around your home everyday? And the more children you have, the more you see it right? I recently read a fantastic book. One that is worth reading for your own personal edification and spiritual growth, but also from the perspective of [...]

Mary, did you know?

"Mary Did You Know?If you have not watched this video, please do... it is moving.I often think to myself as I listen to the lyrics, what was she sure of? We know from scripture, "The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not [...]

By |December 24th, 2012|All About Jesus, Blog, Parenting|0 Comments

Making Every Moment Count…

This concept of making every moment count completely convicts me to my deepest roots. Honestly, looking back over the course of my journey as a mother... have I made the most of every moment? I'm on Pinterest now! Have I taken advantage of as many opportunities as I get to talk with each of my children about salvation, eternity, grace and repentance? Have I told them how much I love them... often enough? Have I [...]

By |October 4th, 2012|Blog, Child Training, Parenting|5 Comments

Sacrifice & Priorities

Keeping Priorities Straight~ Hello from the weed farm! In case you have wondered where I am,  I have been thinking about you all and praying for you!  That your homes would be filled with joy and a peace that comes from the Lord. I pray that you are all enjoying your children and intentionally engaging them! I haven't been here because I have to take care of my first priorities first and I haven't been [...]

By |June 25th, 2012|Blog, Gardening, Parenting|0 Comments

I confess~ Moments of Struggling to Delight as a Mama

I have a confession to make.  I have not always "delighted" in my children.  To this day I have to remind myself and ask God to remind me to "delight" in them at times.  When I first became a mother, we were young newly weds... only married a year.  Though I loved Kelsey, I didn't think consciously about delighting in her.  I thought about making fun, happy memories with her and being a joy-filled mother.  [...]

Delighting in Ones Children~

To Delight: to gain a high degree of pleasure or enjoyment; joy; something that gives a great pleasure. When God made the world he took delight in his creation when "he saw that it was good" (Gen. 1-2). One of the Core essential tenants of our faith is to "delight" in the Lord.  Delight in His wonders, His works, His creation, in who He is.  I think the Lord is delighted Himself, when He sees [...]