Surrender Is A Strength

Becoming A Peaceful Mom is available on Amazon!  I'll save you a minute ~ Just tap here to purchase.  Today I'm sharing a little piece from the book—and a day in my life—with you . . . One afternoon I was overwhelmed by my inadequacies, discouraged by my seeming failures as a mom, and exhausted…

How To Give When We Feel Empty

Hi Friends, Come join me at Raising Generations Today where I'm sharing How To Give When We Feel Empty. When we draw deeply from the reservoir of God’s love for us, we can love our child the way he needs to be loved. . . read more here 

Getting Meaning From a Meltdown

Monday I had a little meltdown. It started as a whisper, "What am I doing?" Within seconds as I looked around my workspace, my suppressed feelings of inadequacy and overwhelm emerged as tears—and another whisper, "God, I don't know how to do all this." After a good cry and a more thorough cry-out to God,…

More Than We Can Imagine

Pleeease tell me it gets easier?! She paused, as though considering how to break it to me, smiled and said, It doesn’t really get easier. What we do just changes. This wasn't what I wanted to hear. It was what I needed to hear. After a couple of pity-party days, my friend’s words served to…

Passionate Pursuit {day 29}: A Tall Glass of Grace

Do you ever beat yourself up emotionally? I do. Sometimes even before I get out of the bed in the morning. I wake up and “it” comes to mind. That thing I did or said – again. My friend Joanne Ellison invited me to guest blog at Drawing Near to God today.  I hope you'll join…

Living Out the Ordinary with Faith

Last Sunday at church, the gospel reading was John 2.1-11, the wedding at Cana. At the wedding feast, Jesus's mother Mary tells Him that the wine is finished. Turning to the servants nearby, she says, "Do whatever he tells you." (John 2.5b) Mary knew well from her youth the blessing of submitting to God. "Jesus said…

From Tears to Triumph

Recently, I had shoulder surgery.  That was the easy part.  Surviving the first week of physical therapy "home-work" almost did me in.  To distract myself from the pain, I listened to lively worship music. One morning was especially tough.  I was tired, hurting, impatient to be well, and struggling to see the light at the…