For Moms: Live Forward!

How is this going to affect our relationship? Have I hurt him so deeply that . . . Ohh, I regret my tone of voice! I wish I could undo . . . I wrestled through thoughts like these countless times over the years of raising our children, beginning when they were toddlers and through…

What To Do With Our Hopes

"Can we talk to God about our pets?"  His soft-spoken question and curious eyes exposed that his understanding of prayer was broadening in the moment, as our little group learned about talking to God. The other 1st and 2nd graders listened, as he added, "My fish is sick." "Yes, you can! And we'll also pray…

When We Encourage Our Child

My children never said, "Mom, I need you to encourage me." In fact, there were times when I did encourage a child, and he would say, "You're just saying that because you're my mom." Well, I was saying it because I'm his mom. And I meant every word. "I have sent him to you for…