He Will Protect When I Can’t

The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go. Psalm 121:7-8"I don't want to go to school! I.DON'T.WANT.TO.GO.TO.SCHOOL!Since school began two weeks ago, this has been the wail of our little boy each morning. In the last two weeks we have [...]

Relax and Thrive on Crazy

"The only true gift is a portion of thyself." Ralph Waldo Emerson I have started to notice something about myself in recent years. Relax? It's not necessarily something I know how to do. From one job to two, schoolwork to ministry, kids to housework, to being a wife…well, there isn't much time to relax. When [...]

Being a Mom is Tough…Period!

"The world is full of women blindsided by the unceasing demands of motherhood, still flabbergasted by how a job can be terrific and torturous." Anna Quindlen Last week, I shared my heart about the struggles, heartache, misunderstandings, and even envy that can come with being the caregiver of an autistic child. While, I don't regret [...]

Good Enough for Me

I will build them up and not tear them down. I will plant them and not uproot them. Jeremiah 24:6 One of my childrens' afternoon routines is a list of chores that they split each day. One of the chores is to wipe down and tidy the table in the living room. This also means [...]

Just Go With the Flow, Mommy!

The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way? Proverbs 20:24 It's about 7:15 in the morning. I am getting ready to chaperone a field trip, and honestly have already started dreading every minute of it. See, my creature of routine and habit that is Hunter, does not do well [...]

Why I Want My Kids to Cherish Their Fights

How wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony! Psalm 133:1 "Ow! Hunter hit me!" "Because, Hayley hit me first!" "Hunter, get out! I don't want to play with you!" "Hayley, I don't like you anymore!" This is just a sample of of the fighting and bickering that takes place in our [...]

To-Do: Be a Little Boy’s Mommy

 Make the most of every living and breathing moment, because these are evil times. So understand and be confident in God's will, and don't live thoughtlessly. Ephesians 5:15-17 It has been one of those extra long days. Another day when the snow has completely wreaked havoc on our routines once again. I still have counters [...]