Awaken Our Hearts

If I Am honest: Ten Lies that Keep us in the Shadows

“I’ve wanted to tell you this -- honestly,  I can’t remember the last time I read my Bible, and I forgot to pray for my child on the first day of school, like it never even crossed my mind.  Now you must think I am a really bad Christian,” a friend confessed. Quite the opposite,… Continue reading If I Am honest: Ten Lies that Keep us in the Shadows

Missional Motherhood

It Takes A Village

Recently, I read an article stating that America is actually one of the few cultures in the world that tends to rear families tightly within their nuclear unit.  In many other cultures several generations live in the same house, or at the very most, within a stone’s throw. However, I have noticed more American women… Continue reading It Takes A Village

Missional Motherhood

More Toys do not Make Happier Children

  My first baby shower was perfect.  There were so many gifts that I couldn’t fit them all in my car, so I had to make two trips back to my hostess’ home to retrieve everything.  The baby in my womb already had enough toys, games, books and clothes to last until she was five… Continue reading More Toys do not Make Happier Children

Missional Motherhood

No Use Crying Over Spilled Milk

Although I appreciate a clean house and a clean car, I have never been one to regularly give anything the “white glove treatment.”  When friends say, “I just can’t sleep if there are dishes in the kitchen sink,” I used to think they needed to take a strong “chill pill.”  However, after my first child… Continue reading No Use Crying Over Spilled Milk