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Helping Kids Understand, Recognize, and Face Temptation

A tearful friend recently shared about her child’s struggle with an issue. Her face fell as she relayed how her child had succumbed to temptation. My heart broke for the…

Fall is Here … and that Means Wardrobe Changes

I used to look forward to the first nip in the air, the first leaves on the ground, the first browning of the cactus (I grew up in the desert),…

Living in a Cracker Box

Sometimes I feel like I’m living in the bottom of an old cracker box—full of crumbs and cracker dust. Seriously, everywhere I look is a preponderance of dust and dog…

My Most Memorable Day

It’s one of the most memorable days of my life. I sat looking out of the passenger window with a blank stare on my face. I felt like I was…

God’s Provision Through The Diagnosis

I don’t feel qualified to write about faith, because in many ways I am still learning the basics of trusting God. However, my sweet husband reminded me that we have…

On Being ‘Overprotective’

Being a mom brings out the absolute “protect and preserve” gene in all of us, which can be a great thing. But it can also be a not so great…

Stepmoms, Do It For Jesus

“Laura, I just got a call from my 22-year-old stepdaughter, Cassie,” my coaching client, Dena, stated. “I haven’t heard from her in four years. She and her dad talk occasionally,…

Disappointed, Don’t Be God Has a Plan

This week my heart had a small version of what many of you experience on a much larger scale. I carted my adorable (there is a consensus on that), squirmy…

Strong Willed Child Despair?

Sitting at the breakfast table with my Bible and Prayers of My Heart journal open, I prayed for patience; knowing that my two year old daughter, Lauren, would wake at…

How to Stop Worrying

I was desperate for peace, comfort, and security from God. I had learned about standing in faith many years ago. I employed faith many times during difficult and unsure seasons…

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