Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly

Murder. Protests. Riots. Vandalism. Privilege. Injustice. Even in an age of moral relativism, people agree with certainty that all men should be treated with dignity and equality. From where does this certainty arise? This instinctual knowledge comes from being made in the image of God: we are intrinsically valuable because God endowed us with aspects... Continue Reading →

Comfort During Coronavirus

“Mom, where’d you go?” My five year old daughter worriedly pressed her face against the protective mesh wall of the trampoline. “I’m right here, honey. I just stepped around the garage.” “It was scary. I couldn’t see you.” I reassured my daughter, “I was right here. I would never leave you.” With my renewed though... Continue Reading →

Look At Me

We all enjoy a bit of spotlight. Have you ever read a Facebook status along the lines of “Jane is headed to the grocery store”? Okay, thanks for the update, Jane. I’m sure we’ve all cringed at a frivolous FB status or perhaps even authored one ourselves because we just needed someone to know or... Continue Reading →

Mama, What Is the Purpose of Life?

Any mamas out there with kids who adore the You-Tube sensation Blippi? I’m fairly certain that my oldest two knew how to spell Blippi before they knew how to spell their own names, “Say it with me, B-L-I-P-P-I, Blippi!” His educational content always hits a homerun, but every now and then he whiffs the ball... Continue Reading →

3 Certain Ways to Ruin Advent

Thanksgiving weekend, my family enthusiastically set out to find our Christmas tree. Minutes after unloading at the idyllic tree farm, a toddler initiated a crying spell that lasted the entire hour we strolled the fields and barn. Meanwhile, another child complained about the cold, a sibling threw a tantrum for more cookies, and another brother... Continue Reading →

God is Not Your Pen Pal

It was my second unanswered phone call to the dentist that day. With the office so busy, I decided to leave a voice mail. I slumped on the couch as I waited for the beep, “Hi, this is the mom of B. Richardson.” I recited my phone number and reason for calling before wrapping up... Continue Reading →

The Cure for Loneliness

As followers of Christ, we are in Christ alone, but we are not alone in Christ. God is in the business of building His Church, redeeming His Bride, assembling a Body from every tribe, tongue and nation to stand before His throne united in worship to the Lamb who was slain to take away the... Continue Reading →

Why I Do Playdates

A friend recently quizzed me about my philosophy on playdates. We were actually in the middle of a playdate, and while I had engaged in numerous playdates over the last five years (I’m figuring at least two a week, every week, for five years . . . we’re talking nearly 500 playdates!!!) I didn’t have... Continue Reading →

To All the Moms Who Need a Break

I just need a break. Do you ever find yourself muttering this under your breath, or pleading this to your husband, lamenting this to a mom friend or yelling this at your unsuspecting children? I just need a break. Maybe, like me, you find yourself getting creative with this statement. I just need a moment... Continue Reading →

Responding to Toxic People

We all have one of those people in our lives: the kind the world brands toxic with permission to cut out. Are you picturing someone? The one you need 24 hour advance notice before seeing. In route you psych and pray in turn: I’m not going to lose it. Lord, help me not to lose... Continue Reading →

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