I have heard the voices say, there is no love for you. And long have I leaned into those lies, and soaked in the evil of all those words.
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The Meaning of Motherhood: Honest Words to Myself
I’m writing this for me. I’m preaching to the choir. I need this today. Because, I need to remember that motherhood was never intended to be picture perfect or even halfway presentable most of the time. ••• Motherhood is hard hard draining exhausting work. X 100. God gives us these little people and we holdContinue reading “The Meaning of Motherhood: Honest Words to Myself”
6 Thoughts on Young Shooters
It’s been a few days since the school shooting in Florida. The images are heart-wrenching. And honestly, I’ve barely followed the story. But I can feel the heaviness in the air and the weight of all the choices made that day and how they still linger. A lot of people have a lot of opinionsContinue reading “6 Thoughts on Young Shooters”
5 Lessons I Have Learned About Discipling Children
Can I just share with you that discipline is an enormous learning curve for me? I question and doubt myself until I am in tears. Did I speak too harshly? Not sternly enough? Did that behavior deserve a swat? Should I offer MORE grace, LESS grace? Did I remember to hug and reconcile afterwards? WasContinue reading “5 Lessons I Have Learned About Discipling Children”
All That Matters Most
After awhile you start to see that beauty isn’t always obvious and that fast-paced is no real way to make do. . And after awhile you begin to notice the ripple of a rain drop over the sound of admiration. . And you start to see, Oh, you start to see, how glass-frail breath isContinue reading “All That Matters Most”
Practical Tips For Addressing Everyday Anxiety in Children
My son Bear used to throw terrible fits in public. One time, he screamed to high heaven while pulling every article of clothing in sight as I attempted to leave a department store. I was mortified! And then in the parking lot…he bit me. Lord Jesus, save us all…for reals, I almost transformed into theContinue reading “Practical Tips For Addressing Everyday Anxiety in Children”
Learning What Matters in Mothering
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