Your Steps Today

One step at a time, moms. Much awaits our children but we don’t accomplish teaching them everything they need to know in a day nor even a week but over time. Lots of time. Through do-overs. Repetition. Mistakes and mishaps. Lots of repeats in this business, huh? And….through joys and […]

Brownie or Not, God’s Got the Plate

   My how quickly can our good intentions and goals get overshadowed by the reality of old ways.   Where we have vowed to give up sugar, we  have nibbled with delight on something brown. With fierce determination where we have committed to have more self control, that impatient tone of […]

A Plan for You

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.”  (Jeremiah 29:11) If you feel disheartened, discouraged or anything in that “what’s the point or why bother?” category, cling to […]

Pencil, Don’t Pen,Your To-Do List

The end of your year will be history in a matter of days; the newness of a future year lights up the December corner. If it were one year ago, and someone had told you exactly what was going to happen this past year, how would you have responded? Had […]

Need New?

Do you ever wish you could be different? Maybe you long for a part of yourself to be different or changed…especially as moms, where we often find ourselves repeating patterns, behaviors or approaches that we may not like so much. This season can perhaps consider hunkering down into the truth […]

The Song You Aren’t Singing

We are all singing different songs today, aren’t we? Perhaps you are far from feeling like you want to sing or your song isn’t very cheery. Some songs are more like cries or pleas that come from a scared, desperate or concerned place, either for our children, loved ones, or […]

How is God Potty Training You?

Potty Training is messy, isn’t it, moms? Remember when you were teaching your child how to master this? Sometimes aspects of life are yucky and uncomfortable…we want clean, comfortable, familiar and quick. When our toddlers want the comfort of their diaper, we know we need to encourage them through this […]

Bread Trucks, Pursuit and Rest

 As seen on themomcafe In the movie, My Best Friend’s Wedding, starring Julia Roberts, a conversation between Robert’s platonic pal, George (Rupert Everett) and Julianne (Roberts) suggests that it’s a man’s job to pursue the woman in a dating relationship. The fact that this lecture takes place as Julianne is […]

Sharp Edges that Don’t Have to Pierce

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Cor 12:9 Do you have those times where as a mom you think, “I handled that so well,” or, I am so on top of my game here, I am doing great. I know my […]