The Art of Giving Yourself Grace

The Art of Giving Yourself Grace

A young mom, I laid sobbing on our couch in our basement. It was my reaction to a comment I received that day. A comment which validated feelings of unworthiness and unacceptability. I laid there, loathing myself. “Why did you make me this way?” I asked God. His...
Surrendering Our Children’s Souls

Surrendering Our Children’s Souls

About 80% of the kids said parents give them free internet reign on their phones and devices. This was a high school health class full of kids who couldn’t drive yet, whose emotional side of the brain is more active than the decision making side of their brain....
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...
6 Principles When People Fail You

6 Principles When People Fail You

People will fail you, but God never will. I said this to a friend when she sought my advice. I feared I would fail her because I knew my limitations, and she had already been betrayed and disappointment by so many people. I knew if she sought God over me, He...