Faith

Be Still

Do you ever find yourself struggling with the litany of to-do’s on your never-ending lists? Do you ever struggle to be still, to take a moment and rest in God’s…

Perspective Matters

Recently my grandson Fitz exploded into tears because his mother asked him to hold his brother’s hand for a photo. He did not want to hold his brother’s hand! A…

Helping Kids Deal With Their Fears, Part II

Editor’s note: Last week, Janel wrote about a situation with her daughter and how she and her husband dealt with her fears. Click here to read part one, and read…

Helping Kids Deal With Their Fears, Part I

I heard her sniffing before I saw the moist strokes left by tears on her cheeks. “I’m just scared,” she sobbed. My daughter was headed to a good friend’s house…

Five Truths to Teach My Daughter Before Kindergarten

A few months ago, I wrote a post about savoring the last year with my daughter at home before she starts kindergarten. I like to think that, so far, we…

Confronting the Comparison Trap

“She always gets to go first. You never let me…” “He has this new Xbox game. Why won’t you get it for me?” “Everyone else gets to go see that…

A Note for You on the Day You Blow It

We’ve all had them. Sometimes you can see them coming, as if watching a sippy cup of red juice fall on someone else’s beige, suede sofa in slow-mo. Maybe you…

10 Questions to Ask When Trying to Discern the Will of God

One of the main things I struggle with is how to know what God wants me to do. When the decision is between right and wrong it’s not hard to…

The one huge thing we gloss over that will change our lives

When the MomLife team suggested we explore “respectable” sins we tolerate in ourselves, I wrote a 1400-word post in less than an hour. I had something major to say. But…

Praying for the Men in Our Lives

I waited as long as I could for Ray to come to bed but sleep overtook me. I knew it was like so many times before that one of our…

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