Dear Moms,

God has given us a high calling with a BIG job to do. When we can get up and get dressed for the day, we feel more like we have something important to do. When we can plan our days well and not wait till the last minute for everything, we can enjoy the moments right in front of us. When we’re not rushing around stressed out about all the things we forgot to do or still want to do, we can relax. We can breathe. Our go-to response to how we are doing does NOT have to…

D.O.N.E. Done

Okay people. I have some VERY exciting and VERY important news to share with you. For 6 years, 6 months, and 28 days I changed at least one diaper on at least one, if not two, kid(s).  I haven’t changed a diapers since last Sunday and we are NEVER ever ever going back (thanks T.Swift for making me add an extra “ever” to all of my never’s now.) And I’m VERY happy to say we are officially a diaper-free house. I never thought I’d see the day, and oh is it a glorious day. Do…

Training the Heart

Discipline. The word alone makes us cringe. As parents, it can makes us feel guilty, or it makes us feel justified. But whether you embrace it or abandon it, you will have to confront it as some point in the journey of parenting. Over the last several weeks, I’ve been reading and studying the book of Hebrews during my time with God. Just as I was narrowing down what I would teach yesterday to our mom’s group, I read Hebrews 12:6-11. “For the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes those he accepts as his…

Fighting for their Heart

This was the title of what I taught to our Moms group this morning at South Bay Church. I love teaching in this type of environment, but I go through a lot of processing to get there. And while the results are good (I hope), the path to getting there is somewhat painful. When you commit yourself to teaching on a subject, it seems like you are given a dose of experience right along with it. Maybe it’s for clarity. Maybe it’s a test. But it certainly makes for some stress and tension along the way….