Grace

Evidence of a Life Well Lived

I recently had one of the most memorable experiences of my 32 years of life. I gathered with a dozen of my cousins and all my aunts and uncles in…

I’m Just An Imperfect Mama Like You

On the other side of my chicken nuggets and lemonade sat my friend, a mom of four with a baby on her knee, struggling to keep him happy so we…

My Adult Children

“Lord, teach me how to pray for my adult children. I know You are greater than anything they face. Thank You that my prayers for them have power because You…

Marriage Sucks (the Selfishness Right Out of Me)

No one said it was going to be easy. As a matter of fact, I myself said, “For better or for worse.” The problem … I didn’t know worse was going…

Holidays and the Stepfamily

Sometimes, Christmas in a blended family can appear more like a war zone than the birth of a sacred Savior. The battles between two homes such as gifts, visitation, traditions…

Overcoming Negative Thinking, Rejection And Insecurity – Part 2

{Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of Jennifer’s series, where she shares in Part 1 her personal struggle with negative thinking, here rejection and in Part 3 her struggle with…

Who’s Keeping Score?

Have you ever been through one of those seasons in life when you just can’t seem to get your head above water? Just being called “mom” likely puts you in…

Words That Soothe

A few years ago I had an interesting conversation with my youngest daughter.  It truly isn’t unusual for us to have these scratch your head kind of conversations. She is…

Our Children Learn What We Model

My husband, Keith, and I love babysitting our grandchildren. On one occasion I showed our two year old, Logan, how to form red Play-Doh into the shape of a smile….

Trading the Seen for the Unseen

I am expecting guests to arrive later today. My house is not ready. My laundry is not done. I am out of dish detergent and dangerously low on toilet paper….

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