Claiming God’s Promises When Prayer Is Answered In A Different Way Than We Hoped


I'm a Work in Progresss, Parenting

Last Wednesday, our son had an allergic reaction to peanut butter. Peanut butter we gave him, knowing he may have a reaction. Wait. What? Let’s backup a bit. Our son was diagnosed with a peanut and tree nut allergy shortly after his first birthday. We quickly became Epi-Pen carrying, label-reading, question-asking protectors of our son. […]

November 9, 2017

Alone In A Crowded Room – Purposeful Steps When Struggling With Loneliness


I'm a Work in Progresss

A mom leaves an event full of lovely women, laughter and fun only to stumble through the door at home in tears. This was me several times last week. For much of my adult life, I’ve struggled with loneliness. I’m surrounded by people – good people. But often I stand in a crowded room and feel […]

October 6, 2017

That Time I Got A Speeding Ticket – Teaching Kids About Grace


I'm a Work in Progresss, Parenting

Exactly 3 days after the accident with sunshine girl’s finger and the Epi-Pen, I had another humbling experience. A speeding ticket. My first one. In the mini van. With all three kids. In the aftermath of the Epi-Pen accident, I wasn’t feeling like the best mom. I was actively fighting for joy from some pretty heavy mom-guilt. […]

August 28, 2017

6 Ways To Reclaim JOY When Stuck In Mom Guilt


I'm a Work in Progresss, Parenting

  Mom guilt is very good at stealing our joy. Some days do not go as planned. Some days are filled with joy and success but as night falls, I find myself dwelling on my failure – big or small.   Failure to accomplish everything on my TO DO list Failure to exercise and eat […]

June 30, 2017

Doubt


I'm a Work in Progresss

I never doubted that Jesus was ABLE to prevent our children’s pain.
I never doubted He was ABLE to heal them at any time. 
We prayed and prayed. Both children were healed in His unique way, and in His time. But not in OUR Time.
So I doubted His love. 

June 13, 2017