Raise Kids Who Can Think for Themselves

Raise Kids Who Can Think for Themselves

I’ve been thinking about this for quite some time and thought it was about time to share my thoughts and experience in raising kids who can think for themselves. “It takes time and an unhurried mom heart to encourage our kids to think for themselves, but...
When His Love Changes Everything

When His Love Changes Everything

Sharing my devotional over at rachaelcarman.com! “His Word is FULL of scriptures that tell us who we are in Him. I encourage you to write them down and pray them regularly…declare them out loud! Let that knowing in your heart become the place from where you...
Remembering Your Way to Victory

Remembering Your Way to Victory

Sunday evening.  What does that mean to you?  Does it invoke feelings of hope or dread? Maybe, like me, you’ve experienced both. It’s the end of the weekend and Monday morning is just one short sleep away. I’m thankful for Sundays.  God knew we would need to hit the...
Girlfriend, You are FREE!

Girlfriend, You are FREE!

We are on the cusp of moving across the country.  We’ve got one foot in Washington state and one in North Carolina and it’s starting to feel like a S-T-R-E-T-C-H! We spent the last 8 days working and playing in the small town we will be living in.  It was the first...
When God Calls You to Free Fall

When God Calls You to Free Fall

My husband and 2 of our boys just left a few days ago on a cross country road trip.  2,471.8 miles.  That alone is enough to make a woman wake up shuddering at the possibilities.  Honestly, I’ve awakened most mornings lately feeling this way.  There’s...
Loving Your Man for a Lifetime

Loving Your Man for a Lifetime

  Twenty eight years ago, my husband asked me to marry him.  We’d known each other 3 mos, but there was no doubt in either of our minds that God wanted us to be together. He told me he wanted 2…MAYBE 3 kids.  I wanted 10, but thought it best not to divulge...
When Following God Looks Messy

When Following God Looks Messy

We sold our dream home almost two years ago now (When God Turns Your World Upside Down).  It was not something I ever saw coming, but in my over 40 year walk with God, He’s surprised me more than once.  In fact, that seems to be His speciality…an...
Less is More When it Comes to Homeschooling

Less is More When it Comes to Homeschooling

We all have an idea in our heads of what it looks like to “educate” our kids.  Unfortunately it often involves copying the traditional public school setting.  It’s important to remember that our kids are not machines and we can put a good amount of...
Grace: Embracing God’s Gift to You

Grace: Embracing God’s Gift to You

Did you know that God has special, unique graces for YOU each and every day?  Ones that are made to fit the challenges you face and the circumstances that make up your particular journey? I am writing a devotional once a month for Rachael Carman’s devotional...