The Surprising Beauty of Failure

I just spent the winter hibernating after opening a business and closing it within six months. Ma Spa had fulfilled my dream to host mothers in a lovely space, to teach biblical principles about family, and to promote self-care. Christian Moms want to apply the Bible to family life, and we typically put ourselves last on... Continue Reading →

Two Things that Make Mothering Hard

If you feel like being a mother is the hardest job on the planet, you’re right. The small daily burdens and emergencies that come with nurturing human life make mothering hard, but so do two other realities you may not have considered before. Today, we'll address #1: YOUTH Many women become moms in their late... Continue Reading →

Every Mom Needs a Vision

Have you ever stopped to think that your snotty-nosed toddler will be a mom or dad someday? Your daughter is going to be a mommy, an employee, or a wife. Your son is going to be somebody's husband, colleague, or neighbor. It's hard to imagine, I know. When our children are little, we focus on the immediate toddler milestones like walking and potty training. But  we... Continue Reading →

Tag on the Outside. Peace on the Inside

I sat behind a woman at church recently whose sweater was inside out. It was a striped hip-length cardigan. Kinda wrinkled, but cute. When I noticed that glaring white tag announcing the haste with which she dressed that morning, my first thought was to tap her on the shoulder and let her know. Then I caught myself, "Don't be... Continue Reading →

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