10 Ways You Idolize Your Kids More than God

10 Ways You Idolize Your Kids More than God

“You honor your sons more than me…” 1 Samuel 2:29b God’s word is complete for parenting. Even in 2017. 1 Samuel shares a principle parents need to hear: Do you honor your children more than God? It’s an eye-opening question. You strive to raise good kids. You want...
5 Tips When Teens Have Anxiety

5 Tips When Teens Have Anxiety

“We keep it to ourselves or bottle it in.” This are words local students used to describe how teens deal with stress. In September, I spoke to our local high school’s health classes on stress and anxiety. From a show of their hands, the majority acknowledged...
5 Lessons for Managing Crazy Busyness

5 Lessons for Managing Crazy Busyness

I fell into bed at night, feeling like my head was pinned against a wall and there was no way out. The next day would be the same—up at 5:30 am, get the baby sitter, get the kids to school, teach high schoolers, rush to a volleyball game, help kids with homework, get...
5 Truths about Living in the Presence of I Am

5 Truths about Living in the Presence of I Am

“What shall I say to them? And God said to Moses, I AM THAT I AM…..and this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial to all generations.” Genesis 3:14-15 Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). Malachi 3:6 says, “I...
5 Truths for Discouragement

5 Truths for Discouragement

There’s pain in my chest tonight. I first called it stress. Then I called it hurt. Then disappointment. Then discouragement. Then, I realized it’s all of those things–the things a mother feels for her child, only a little deeper. Perhaps a lot deeper. It’s an ache...