Faith

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…

6 Ways to Find Freedom From the Frenzy This Christmas

Christmas is my favorite time of year, but it hasn’t always been that way. For many years I looked at December as a list of duties and obligations. The decorations,…

20 More Ideas for Raising Globally-Minded Kids

My parents have four children, and we reside on four different continents: My sister teaches art in England, one aids refugees on the Thai-Burmese border, one is changing her world in the…

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas … Everywhere You Go

So often in our culture, it seems like we barely pass one holiday when the stores are already packing in the merchandise for the next. Never is this more clearly…

Let Us Be Thankful

“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you…

The Kendrick Brothers – An Adoption Story

Get to know the heart of Alex and Stephen Kendrick just a bit more… and hear the incredible story of Stephen and Jill’s adoption of their beautiful Mia.

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