I have only been a mother for seven years so I'm not saying I know how to raise grateful kids or kids that are thankful. What I am saying is that you need to be intentional about teaching it, no matter the age. If you have a child that thanks you for everything and is … Continue reading Mothering on a Mission: Raising Thankful Kids?
In the forward of Lauren Chandler's book, "Steadfast Love," Ann Voskamp has this to say: "In every storm--Your Father gives you a life-preserver--and it is always His Son...In every great crisis--let it bring out the greatness of Christ in you. Real prayer always has eyes on Christ, not the crisis." That is exactly what Chandler's … Continue reading Book Review: Steadfast Love
I had a different blog scheduled to post today but I feel like if you had a Monday like mine you might need some reminders. Come to grips with your humanity. I heard Matt Chandler say this in a sermon this morning and it hit me between the eyes! The past 24 hours of my … Continue reading Mothering on a Mission: Embrace Your Humanity
If you have young children you might get nervous when there is silence. I know I do. Usually when there is silence it means my son is building something and my daughter has found the washi tape and is taping her room. Or it means they have made chocolate milk by themselves and I find … Continue reading Mothering on a Mission: Embrace the Silence
Paul Tripp recently wrote the following in a blog about parenting: As a parent, recognizing what you’re unable to do is essential to good parenting. God hasn’t called us to be parents because we have the power to change our children. Here’s the thing that every parent needs to reconcile in their heart: We have … Continue reading Mothering on a Mission: Embrace Grace
By reading this title and the previous title you might think unplanned and chaos are the same things. They are not. Embracing the unplanned is being flexible, chaos is cRaZy train time. When I found out I was pregnant with Harper a woman at church told me her kids were 18 months apart and, "Don't … Continue reading Mothering on a Mission: Embrace the Chaos
This month I will celebrate my 7 year anniversary of being a mother. Our son was born in October 2009. After eight years of marriage we decided it was time to produce offspring and God immediately saw fit to give us Eli. Since Eli was such a breeze we decided to produce another offspring and … Continue reading Mothering on a Mission: Embrace the Unplanned