Awaken Our Hearts, Heavenly Minded Lifestyle, Missional Motherhood

3 Reasons Children Need to See Their Parents Wrestle with Their Faith

I've never been one to shy away from difficult conversations, believing that hard truths and awkward situations should be addressed swiftly and directly by using logic and facts. And then, I became a parent. Children ask tough questions—questions that need solid answers. In our family, our daughters' inquiries often revolve around the subject of faith.… Continue reading 3 Reasons Children Need to See Their Parents Wrestle with Their Faith

Equip our Minds, Missional Motherhood

10 Prayers of Protection for Children Returning to School

As a student, I looked forward to the start of a new school year. I am obsessed with school supplies, welcome new beginnings, and am always eager to fill my brain with information. In my youth, it never occurred to me that returning to the classroom brought dread, anxiousness, and worry for many students, especially… Continue reading 10 Prayers of Protection for Children Returning to School

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5 Things to Remember When Your Children Ask Tough Questions

I recently read that the average American spends about an hour a day in the car. For mothers of school-aged children, the amount doubled. And in some cases, the amount of time tripled, which led me to question if I was making the most of "car time" with my children. Answer: not often enough, so… Continue reading 5 Things to Remember When Your Children Ask Tough Questions

Equip our Minds, Missional Motherhood

Hello God? Are you Listening?

Devotion first appeared on Choosing Him Ministries. I wearily walked back into the restaurant, my thoughts dark and my heart heavy. Suddenly, our server appeared with a note—a note with the exact words I needed at that very moment. It wasn't a coincidence. It wasn't just a random act of kindness. It was God speaking… Continue reading Hello God? Are you Listening?

Missional Motherhood

Can you love your children and still want a break?

Do you ever feel guilty because of your desire to have a break from your kids? Motherhood is demanding, draining, and difficult. If you have ever asked, "Can I love my children and still want some time away?" This post is for you!

Equip our Minds, Missional Motherhood

Does God Have a Plan for COVID-19?

“Momma, does God have a plan for COVID-19?” “Yes” I squeaked out, hoping that for once, she did not have a follow-up question. Before the "s" left my lips, the words, “Well, what is it, then?” already hung in the air. What my daughter really wanted to know was this: Does God know about COVID-19,… Continue reading Does God Have a Plan for COVID-19?

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Why the Most Important School Supplies Are Not on Any School’s Lists

In a few weeks my first child starts kindergarten. I am giddy with excitement and anticipation, but not for reasons one might expect, like one less, small human constantly expressing boredom or a dozen fewer fights to settle between siblings throughout the day. Nope. “Back to school” translates into NEW SCHOOL SUPPLIES!

Identity in Christ, Missional Motherhood

Your Turn: What is it that YOU do?

“Now, what do you do, Laura?” A simple but loaded question, at least for me. Over the past two years, I've narrated a response to this in my head countless times. So why could I not get the words out, “I am a stay-at-home Mom.” Is your identity found in the title after your signature or the inscription God penned by your name?