Christian Family

Putting on the Spirit: Ten-Minute Devotions for Busy Moms {Book Review}

Share21Pin10Tweet2EmailShareReddit33 SharesBusy Being…Busy I don’t begin to know what your days are like. You could spend three hours with the Lord each day, in praise, worship, prayer, and Bible study. If so, you’re my hero! As for me, I always have the best of intentions, but much of the time, devotions go to the wayside. …

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The Life We Never Expected {Book Review}

Share5Pin1Tweet2EmailShareReddit8 SharesDisclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): The following is a review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. As a mom …

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Share2PinTweetEmailShareReddit2 SharesDisclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): The following is a review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. My son saw …

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SharePin33Tweet1EmailShare1Reddit35 SharesIt was my Birthday and my husband took the day off. It’s always a treat to have fun days planned with him. He bought me this gorgeous sweater that fit just right! It was a big deal! I was having morning after morning breakdowns in my head because my clothes didn’t look right on me. Everything …

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SharePin206TweetEmailShare1Reddit207 SharesMarriage is wonderful. Marriage is also hard. When getting married, we all bring some things from our pasts into the marriage. But what if some of those “things” are remnants and products of a previous marriage? I’m a second wife to a second husband. I never thought I’d marry twice. When I married the …

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Share28Pin25Tweet1EmailShare1Reddit55 SharesMy imperfections were glaring when I met my husband. At 19, I had already been divorced from an abusive man and endured indescribable difficulties. My young son had just turned one year old, and I assumed no one would ever truly love me. There was too much in my life that made me unworthy of love. I …

Worthy of Love: A Perfect Groom and His Imperfect BrideRead More »

SharePin94TweetEmailShare1Reddit95 SharesUnfortunately, it’s possible to sabotage your marriage while living as an otherwise happily married Christian woman. I know this from experience. Although I didn’t realize it at the time, I was guilty of relying on my husband for the comfort and peace that can only come from Jesus Christ. That’s an impossible expectation and when …

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Share14Pin28Tweet4EmailShareReddit46 SharesWhat do you do when it seems like you never feel well? I get a little tired of hearing the mantra myself. Like a broken record-player. Playing the same old song over and over again. Those sad, disappointed little voices. “Mommy doesn’t feel good… Mommy’s tired… Mommy needs to lay down… Mommy doesn’t feel …

When “Mommy Doesn’t Feel Good” {Imperfect Moms Day 48}Read More »

Share49Pin51Tweet12EmailShareReddit112 SharesCommon wisdom says that the best thing a mom and dad can do for their children is to love one another. But more important than that is for a child to see that his parents love Jesus Christ. Not, and I’m being very specific here, not merely hear it said that they love Him, but see everyday, and …

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Share20Pin25Tweet1EmailShareReddit46 SharesDear Momma, Today I want to share some of my imperfections with you. I yell. A lot. Sometimes it seems that the only way that the boys will listen is if there is yelling involved. I lose my patience easily. I discipline out of anger. I have a hard time apologizing. Is it hard …

Dear Momma, You Can Rejoice in Your Imperfections! {Imperfect Moms Day 45}Read More »

Share6Pin21Tweet6EmailShareReddit33 SharesI am sitting on an airplane on my way to a conference and I am so frustrated! I couldn’t find the top I need to wear tonight. Just couldn’t find it. I tore the house up looking for it. How do things like that happen? How can you lose an outfit you wear all …

Even Parenting Authors Aren’t Perfect, But God Is {Imperfect Moms Day 44}Read More »

Share27Pin12Tweet4EmailShareReddit43 SharesWe cherish of the sweet moments of motherhood, of tucking our little ones in at night with soft moon-glow as they drift off in peaceful sleep. Reality strikes in any of the following scenarios that develop after the supposed final goodnight. “Mommy, I need a drink!” says the bright-eyed preschooler in the doorway. The …

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17 things I have learned over these past 17 years of marriage. Some of them took longer to sink in than others. Some of them I’m still working on.

Share20Pin47TweetEmailShare1Reddit68 SharesI know what you’re probably thinking. “That’s an odd number!” Am I right? But this year is our Grandiversary. {BTW, I made that up, so you’re not uninformed. You’ve heard of a Grand Birthday, or a Golden Birthday, haven’t you? Well, if not, it’s the birthday that you have that falls on the day …

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