4 Things You Need to Be a Strong, Joy-Filled Mom {FREEBIES}

(Inside: How to be a strong, joy-filled mom. Four aspects of life that will enhance your happiness. Live a meaningful life. Live with purpose.)   The teenage girl paused before my desk near my high school classroom. She exhaled while flexing her hands in stretching motions several times before plopping down in the chair next to Read More

A Busy Mom’s Christmas Prayer

(Inside: A busy mom’s prayer for Christmas. Build your faith in the holiday season. See God in the holiday hustle.)   A Busy Mom’s Christmas Prayer   Dear God,  This time of the year is magical – but oh so busy. Lord, I want to see YOU in the Hustle.  I pray that…  When we are Read More

Your Unique Sacred Gesture – Did You See It Today?

My normal cooking strategy is to bang pots and pans around in the kitchen until my actual-good-cook husband enters the space and says, “I’ll do the main meal. You just cut the strawberries.”  “Oh, that’d be awesome. Thanks.”,(I’d like to cook – if it wasn’t so boring.) So I was not at all surprised when, Read More

How to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk into Joy

(Inside: Make your negative self-talk work for you instead of against you. Using simple actions, learn how to get rid of your negative self-talk. Learn to turn your negative self-talk into joy. )   Often I have Normal-Brain with normal thoughts enjoying a normal day. But then there’s Thorn-in-my-Side-Brain. She shows up unannounced, uninvited and Read More

How to Silence the Mean Voice in Your Head

(Inside: A strategy to tame negative, self-doubting thoughts.) You can’t believe everything your head tells you.   I often have to remind myself of this.   Like, the other day. I will spare you all the details, but the bottom line is: I shared a parenting decision I made with a good friend and in the Read More

What Healing Sometimes Looks Like

Recently my friend and I were sharing with each other how we get through the hard parts of life. How healing plays out in our lives. Our conversation inspired me to write this…   We’ve all been there.   Disappointed. Discouraged. Facing uncertainties. Gripped by fear. You experience a loss. A relationship is broken. Life’s Read More

How to Grow Your Faith

(Inside: How to grow your faith.)   Have you ever looked at an obstacle in your life – struggling relationships, anxiety, indecisiveness, fear…etc… and concluded the reason your challenge has not moved is that you lack faith?   I get you.   Because we can think if we just have faith as small as a Read More

See The Everyday Moments That Help You Refuel

(Inside: A simple way to refuel through everyday moments.) “Boys, do you want to watch God paint the sky?”     I needed to get out of the house.   The last ten days or so has been wretched. My husband’s work consumed him leaving me home along with our three boys and the stomach flu Read More

How to Hear God’s Voice Through Motherhood

(Inside: How to notice God’s voice in your life through motherhood.) I see and feel God in my ordinary life every single day.   It is not audible. Instead, it is a feeling…a message through a moment that speaks to my heart.   I feel it when my 3-year-old repeatedly hugs and kisses me. I Read More

The Best Part about the First Day of School

(Inside: Do you see this bonus in the first day of school? Hear the encouraging message for both kids and moms on the first day of school.)   I love the start of a new school year.  It holds so much promise.  Like none of last year’s challenges will arise.   My now 2nd grader Read More