Family, Grace Parenting, Ministry, Mother Well in Ministry, Parenting/Family, Uncategorized

PKs Need Sabbaticals Too

I sat on my living room couch beside one of my mentors. A retired pastor’s wife, she and I worked closely together on ladies events and funerals and a myriad of other “pastor’s wifish” things during the past five years. In the midst of constant church transition, she and her husband were a rock of… Read More PKs Need Sabbaticals Too

Giveaways, Grace Parenting, Life Lessons, Parenting/Family, Relationships

If You Have Lost A Child… {Book Review and Giveaway}

Some of you may remember a few years ago when missionaries Matt and Lana Cretzman lost their little 3 year old girl in an automobile accident.  I watched the live streamed funeral service and it greatly impacted me. Since then, I’ve been blessed to be able to follow their story and watch God turn something… Read More If You Have Lost A Child… {Book Review and Giveaway}

Grace Parenting, Missions, Mothering, Parenting/Family, Prayer

The {In}sanity of Motherhood

Albert Einstein penned the famous quote that we like to quip at certain appropriate times, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” And I suppose that if nothing else proves insanity, motherhood surely does. For who hasn’t washed dishes {without a dishwasher} a couple thousand times, and then heaved… Read More The {In}sanity of Motherhood

Compassion, Family, Grace Parenting, Mothering, Parenting/Family

4 Words Every Mom Needs to Hear{t}

(Note: I {sadly} realize that there are situations in our world where moms do not make right choices for their children. This post is meant to be read in a general sense.) She was the waitress who brought our heaping plates of Chinese cuisine in the little seaside restaurant. Our family and another family were… Read More 4 Words Every Mom Needs to Hear{t}

Grace Parenting, Life Lessons

{Part 3} Nurturing the Fruit of the Spirit: You Can’t Rush Peace

Red bumps rise and welts form. Small Son writhes as the itching becomes unbearable. I open my bag of tricks, producing snacks and books and Playmobile pirates. I turn the book into a fan and try to distract my poor boy from his discomfort. All the while a forbidden reality is sinking into this mom’s… Read More {Part 3} Nurturing the Fruit of the Spirit: You Can’t Rush Peace