Every mom feels tired, defeated, ornery, overwhelmed, or depressed at some point or another. I have too. For years, I linked my negative emotions to the demands of motherhood since I had never really felt quite so stressed and irritable until my kids were born. But now that my children are grown, why do I … Continue reading What if motherhood is not the problem?
Next to to my Bible, Andrew Murray's book How to Raise Your Children for Christ was my go-to source of inspiration as a parent. Murray died in 1917, but his timeless truths enabled me to grow strong as a mother. Do you have a reliable source of Christian wisdom to guide your parenting? In our … Continue reading Timeless Parenting
Motherhood, the Christian life, and life in general offer many opportunities for feeling flawed and hopeless. When we sin, we feel unworthy of God's love. When we make parenting mistakes, we feel our children deserve better. When family and friends reject us, we feel despised. I am beginning to realize how much of my adult … Continue reading When You’re Feeling Worthless
I've spent the past three days staring at the Atlantic Ocean from the balcony of a condo at Kiawah Island. There's nothing quite like spending time with God as nature stares back, speaking truth. You'll sink our sins to the bottom of the ocean. Micah 7.19 (MSG) That's where God wants our sins. Thrown where … Continue reading What does it mean to cover sin?
Billy Graham passed away last week, and all agree he will be remembered as the boldest witness for Jesus Christ of our time. As one woman pointed out in a radio interview the other day: "He shared his faith with confidence." We may wonder who will fill Graham's shoes as a messenger of the Gospel, … Continue reading It’s Our Time to Shine
Imagine your daughter refusing to open a Christmas present you lovingly selected and purchased at great cost. It's wrapped in plain brown paper, so she is drawn to the more festive packages. Now she is distracted, snap chatting her gadgets and new clothes to her friends. Later, when she needs wisdom or struggles with sin, you … Continue reading A Great Goal for the New Year