As believers, we are inundated constantly with messages from a culture and society that are the complete opposite of our faith. When actors, actresses, athletes, and politicians jump on the bandwagon about a certain issue—and then our friends and family do as well—holding fast to our faith and our beliefs can seem like a daunting… Continue reading “When What is Vile is Honored”
As this very polarizing political season comes to a close, I have often thought about my children, who are ages 8, 5, and 3. I’m very thankful that they are so young and don’t really understand what has been going on in our country these past nine months or so. I wanted to write this down,… Continue reading What I Hope to Teach My Children About Politics
“I don’t like you! I don’t love you! You’re a mean mommy!” “I don’t want to be a part of this family!” “Why do you look so pretty today? I don’t like when you look pretty.” “Ick! No, I don’t want a hug or a kiss!” Why, yes, these are all things my five-year-old daughter… Continue reading When Your Child Says Mean Things to You
Growing up, I was silly and entertaining. Literally my grandpa’s nickname for me was “Noisy.” My bubbly personality was mostly out of necessity. Living in a sometimes tumultuous household, I felt like it was my job to keep the peace or to bring a smile to otherwise grumpy faces. “Calm and quiet” would never be adjectives I would… Continue reading Can I Ever Be a “Gentle” Mama?
Can you imagine if we had to introduce ourselves by the way we most often think? “Hi! I’m Worst Case Scenario Lady,” is probably what I would say. I wish it were, “Hi! I’m the Lady that Fully Trusts in Jesus About Everything,” but, unfortunately, it would not be accurate. Because while I am a… Continue reading Are You a “Worst Case Scenario Lady,” Like Me?
Dear Social Media Land, May I interrupt the political rants, photos of feet positioned in front of a pool, and adorable animal videos, to share from the heart on behalf of your blogger friends? “Blogger friends?” you say. “What are those?” Well, I know this might come as surprise, but you probably have at least one blogger friend in… Continue reading 3 Ways to Show Your Blogger Friend Some Love
As my husband prepared for a trip to Canada for four days, I was determined not to dread his time away. I do not enjoy living in the space of anxiety leading up to his departure, or counting down the days until he gets back, or counting down the hours until my kids’ bedtime, or feeling horribly… Continue reading A Weary Mom’s Guide to Survival When Your Spouse is Out of Town