Awaken Our Hearts, Missional Motherhood

Sometimes, we just need a little Grace

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.   Hebrews 4:16 “Momma, today I am going to give you a little grace,” announced my carefree, rapidly approaching  five-year-old.  She was painting a rainbow, too consumed by… Continue reading Sometimes, we just need a little Grace

Awaken Our Hearts, Equip our Minds

Are you really too busy? Or just too busy for God?

New year, new goals? This year, instead of working to create a list that likely involves improving your mind or body, I encourage you to look at your soul. Where we spend our time, shows what is important to us. Are you prioritizing your relationship with God? <a href=""> Read More...

Awaken Our Hearts, Fulfill our Calling

When’s my Burning Bush Moment?

    So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.”  Exodus 3:3   Use me.  Tell me.  Two short, but earnest requests.   In the past, I felt it necessary to actually hear God talk to me, the way I talk to my husband or… Continue reading When’s my Burning Bush Moment?

Fulfill our Calling, Missional Motherhood

Oh, I wouldn’t eat off this Floor

Tidiness is not my strong suit, which a peek inside my car readily reveals.  Because I have an ultra Type A temperament and am borderline OCD in all things that involve planning and organization, people naturally assume that I am also a “clean-freak.”   Nope, unless it involves the color coordination of my calendar (red is… Continue reading Oh, I wouldn’t eat off this Floor

Awaken Our Hearts, Fulfill our Calling

Selfless? I don’t think that’s me.

Confession:  staying at home everyday with my children, aka “motherhood,” is difficult for me.  Oh, my --  did I really just type that for everyone to read?   Truth is, my OCD nature clashes with an unstructured, que sera, sera lifestyle, which varies daily, based on the needs and demands of the small humans in… Continue reading Selfless? I don’t think that’s me.

Missional Motherhood

Attitude is Everything

While I was growing up, my parents constantly reminded me to remember my manners and to mind my attitude.  Attitude. See, I’ve been “attitude - challenged” since an early age. When things go MY way I am as happy as a clam, but when things go differently or someone steps in my way, I get… Continue reading Attitude is Everything

Missional Motherhood

Manage Your Schedule before it Manages You

During a recent conversation with a friend, she lamented, “I feel so out of whack; I just can’t seem to get myself or my children on a schedule.”  Chuckling, I replied, “I can’t seem to get myself off of a schedule.”  My love for all things structured and pre-planned comes honestly, for I come from… Continue reading Manage Your Schedule before it Manages You

Missional Motherhood

Set Low Expectations

I love a good task list, and boy do I love a good long term goal, so bring it on!  Who are we kidding, I like daily goals, too --  any goal that I can jot down and later check off, or, my preference, mark with a fluorescent pink highlighter as COMPLETED just makes me… Continue reading Set Low Expectations