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 →

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 →

Great Expectations in Motherhood

Recently, I attended an event with my husband. I had been looking forward to it for awhile, so when we found a sitter for the kids, I went fully prepared to have the time of my life. Instead, despite the fact that absolutely nothing went wrong and the event was lovely, I felt disappointed. I... Continue Reading →

Life is hard, BUT…

The last couple months have been difficult for me. Though I am thankful that nothing tragic or life-threatening has occurred, it has been a season of many small burdens in my life that add up to weightiness. I have felt weary, and as I often do when things are hard, I have gravitated toward the... Continue Reading →

A Life of Advent

Observing Advent is a relatively new concept for me, but one I’ve come to thoroughly enjoy. This Advent season I’ve been studying the unlikely persons who make up the lineage of Christ (check out Grafted In by Amy Gannet). Many of us are well acquainted with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob the forefathers of the faith.... Continue Reading →

Hope for the Yellers

A video circulating around the Internet features a mom defending herself for yelling at her kids. Her description of the video says, “I am a yeller. I yell a lot. I am tired of being told that I need to stop yelling. This is my parenting style, deal with it. Can I get an Amen... Continue Reading →

When Mama Ain’t Happy

The old adage “when mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy” holds true in our house. I’ve noticed that my children’s emotions and attitudes often reflect my own. When I brood over an incident, the kids bicker at each other. When I rejoice over news, the kids gleefully torpedo around the house. When I grow quiet... Continue Reading →

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