Faithfulness, It’s What God Asks Of Us

I love Mary Cassatt’s work. She does such a beautiful job of portraying the sweetness and innocence of childhood, and the beauty of motherhood. So much so, that during our picture study time (we’ve been going through several of Cassatt’s works in the past weeks) my daughter remarked, “She must love children!”   Her thoughts […]

Encouragement For Today: Our Pursuit Takes Us Back To Jesus

I shared this with a group of mamas in our ’31 Days {In Pursuit} Of Your Child’s Heart’ group. I thought it would encourage others in their own pursuits. “I wanted to jump in quick to remind you that this pursuit is not about perfection. It’s not about guilt trips and standards that are so […]

When Making Decisions…

We’re at my son’s post-operation appointment. Though the ride down here is 80 minutes too long for my liking and there’s lots of catching up to do at home, there’s also great joy and gratitude in being here. It feels like just yesterday I was on the 5th floor of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia praying […]

Rejecting The Lie Our Culture Tells Us

I had a dream once in which an enormous tree grew out of an island in the middle of my kitchen. Its leaves were green and its fruit so big they’d require two arms to carry. There were many people in my kitchen. The leaves of the giant tree limbs covered them. I was taken […]

4 Ways To Pray For Your Child’s Future

Have you ever met an adult who doesn’t have a vision for their life? Perhaps that adult is you. Maybe you’re still fumbling around, looking for the answer to the question, “What does God want me to do with my life?“. In Stormie Omartian’s book, The Power of a Praying Wife, she talks about grown […]

Holy Moments Tucked Into Your Every-day-ordinary

It’s 9 o’clock at night at the time of this post. I’m exhausted. There are crumbs beneath my flip-flops. I feel them with every step. I hate crumbs on the floor. The science book and binder rest on our dining room table, along with a pink doll car, a headband, a protractor, a paper hole […]

The Internet {How To Safeguard Our Homes}

One of the major challenges of living in the Internet age is the amount of information our children are bombarded with. Sadly much of that information is tainted with sexual content beyond their years. Don’t believe me? Check out the experiment that convinced an ex-magazine editor about the “pernicious threat” our children are facing today. […]

A Time For Everything

On Friday I reach the 6-week mark since we started our 1st grade homeschool year with our daughter. For us, that means break time. One Week To: Catch my breath Count my blessings Document the evidence of God’s graces thus far Mark our achievements And prepare for another 6-week period of learning about God and […]

Today We Linger

Some days are meant for celebrations. They’re filled with excitement and thanksgiving. There’s no other alternative but to rejoice in the Lord and in His goodness. Yesterday was one of those days for me. It was my son’s 14th birthday. I watched him blow candles and open gifts. Family went home, the little one went […]

Scripture Memorization For Children

Although you can pick any scripture to memorize, I like to pray and use scripture that best applies to our current situation. Recently I noticed a lot of bickering, quarreling, and plain old nastiness going on between my 14 year-old son and my 6 year-old daughter. I prayed about it and was at a loss […]