We live in a day and age that is positively saturated with parenting books, parenting manuals, parenting blogs, parenting podcasts, and more. As if that weren’t enough, new studies are coming out daily, telling you what you should and should not do with your babies, toddlers, and children as you go about the work of raising them. Here’s the real kicker, though: these voices we’re hearing all contradict one another! One parenting “expert” will tell you it is in your baby’s best interests to be sleep trained and that if you do not sleep-train your little one, then you are being negligent and are aREAD MORE

Mentoring Still Matters: How Moms Help Moms

Think back to when you were a new mom. Do you remember holding a crying baby and wondering what you were doing wrong? Or having doubts that you would ever get him to sleep through the night? Or perhaps wondering at what age it was safe to introduce table foods? Perhaps you, like me, didn’t have the benefit of a mother or aunt or even older sister who lived nearby to pass on some encouragement and parenting wisdom. Perhaps you, like me, were in need of a mentor. Or think back to when you were a new Christian. All the questions you had: about Scripture,READ MORE

GOD IS IN CONTROL – A TRIBUTE TO MANDY KELLY

I have to be honest with you, and say that this week has been rough. I’m supposed to be preparing our home for a visit from my brother-in-law, and my daughter’s birthday party. Exciting things are coming, yet I feel completely disconnected, distracted and even somewhat depressed. In early September of 2015, found Mandy Kelly on Periscope. It was pretty early in the morning, and I had a couple of minutes before getting back to work, when I came across a broadcast about the Great Commission. Before I knew it I had listened to Mandy for nearly 20 minutes. Her lovely accent, sweet smile and encouragingREAD MORE

As a mother of 3 teen and 2 pre-teen girls I deal with more than my fair share of conversations about beauty both inward and outward. Like every good mom I assure them that beauty comes from the inside out, but I also remind them of their outward beauty. Let’s face it, we all need a reminder from time to time. God’s Word tell us we are made in His image, and that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14 What happens though when yourREAD MORE

I had this day just las week. It started with very little sleep the night before, to extreme traffic on the way to work the morning after, to a not pleasant conversation with the new boss, to a text from my sister saying she was in the hospital. By the time I got home late in the afternoon, I was done. Ready to crawl under the bed and hide, but I couldn’t hide because I had girls getting ready for practice, and a sister that still needed to be picked up from the hospital. I took a deep breath, dried the tears and tried toREAD MORE