5 Ways to be a Mom Who Sticks to The Word

    There was a season and often still is, where finding quiet time feels next to impossible. As a homeschooling mom of three, there is never a shortage of noise as soon as their feet hit the floor. Some days all I crave is a few moments to call my own, a little space to breathe. It can be impossible to find, am I right? When I became pregnant with my third and even in the year prior, I knew I lacked something I longed for….time in my Bible. But the age-old question pops in, “you’re a mom, you …

Lord, Take my Chaos

          You know those days when you are reaching for that third cup of coffee or scrounging through the kitchen to find even a little bit of chocolate…even if it is a crumb on a day like this, you’ll take what you can get. Everywhere you turn negativity is clouding your brain, the noise seems to be at an all-time high and the struggle feels super real. Picking up your phone means one more text or news notification that makes your stomach lurch. Walking through your house feels like a death trap because that last Lego …

His Way is Better

My life is not at all what I thought it would be, and nowhere close to what I “hoped” it would be when I was growing up. I don’t say that regretfully. The Lord has shown me so many times that my thoughts are not His thoughts and His ways are not my ways. Praise the Lord for that! Sometimes in life, we end up being most grateful for the things in life that at that time we hated the most. I look back over my life and see fingerprints of God all over it. Places I lived, people I …

And So We Wait

Waiting: stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or until something else happens; used to indicate that one is eagerly impatient to do something or for something to happen. A few weeks ago, I was up at 4am busily getting ready to travel to a conference. I had almost forgotten about the pregnancy test I had taken that early morning, but thankfully, I happened to glance at it before walking out the door. Expecting to see only one line, I did a triple take when I saw not one, but two obvious pink lines. I didn’t …

Wearing His Socks

  I love to come home, change clothes and put on a pair of socks. There is just something comforting about having warm feet, call me crazy. It’s especially wonderful after being in a pair of heels walking around all day. The problem with socks is this…you have to sort them, and I believe that to be from the devil himself. Let me make it clear, I hate to sort socks, probably because I can never get it right. I always end up with a gigantic mess, big feet in little socks and little feet in big socks, it truly …

Being a Superwoman

Tonight, I am sitting writing this blog as I listen to the rain. It has been raining all day. To busy Moms it’s a wonderful time. Rain means no soccer practice or baseball games, it means that we get to take a short little breath and get caught up on the other things that we have neglected. It allows me for the first time in several weeks, to get the kids to bed on time and sit down with my thoughts and express them to you. To imagine, to wonder, to think…in quiet… Sometimes I wonder, if it is possible …

Thankfulness is Best Lived Forward

  When I think of the word thankfulness I get a picture myself as a young mother. I’m wiping the sweat from my brow and the hair from my eyes. Whew!  I was not sure how I could get it all done. But thankfully, God made a way. Most of the time I was waltzing somewhere between flustered and flabbergasted. I’ll admit that a lot of the time I was overwhelmed with things instead of thankful for them. One day I was standing on my porch watching one little daughter go down the street to play and another little daughter …

My Shipwrecked Life

Among the many definitions of wrecked, included are: any building structure or thing reduced to a state of ruin and the ruins or destruction of a vessel or anything. Its definition describes my life was two years ago. My life was so broken that it wrecked “my plans” I had for my life. To make a long story short my husband is a soldier and was deployed twice with the Operation Iraqi Freedom. When he returned home it took almost two years to get a job. Even though he is a considered a veteran he went unnoticed for many opportunities. …

Praying Through The Pain

“In bitterness of soul Hannah wept much and prayed to the Lord.”  I Samuel 1: 10 Hannah wanted desperately to be a mom. Year after year she prayed, waited, and prayed some more. Her grief was great, made even more painful by the constant, cruel provocation of her husband’s second wife. But she kept praying. She kept going back to God and asking. Her prayers testify to her continued hope. And most of all, her continued prayers demonstrate her faith in God. Hannah chose to pray through the pain. Waiting to become a mom was painful for Hannah. Each year, …

The Invisibility of Motherhood

  Alone But Never Alone Parenting can bring on the cloak of invisibility real quick. Now don’t get me wrong, being a mother is the most amazing gift God has given me. It truly is a privilege. In fact, I tell my kids often that it’s a privilege to be their mom. I don’t even want to imagine my life without them. That said, let’s be honest…being a mom is hard. It can be very lonely. But how is that possible when us moms are rarely ever alone?? (Are you feeling me on this?? RARELY. EVER. ALONE) Feeling isolated while …