Awaken Our Hearts, Fulfill our Calling

Running on Empty

Yes! I made it with only five miles left to go until empty.  Blinking , yellow gas warning,  you will not get the best of me.  Probably not the wisest decision considering my four and two-year-old were in the car with me at the time.  But, wake a baby from a nap on an eight-hour… Continue reading Running on Empty

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

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

Awaken Our Hearts, Identity in Christ

I have a dirty, not so little, Secret

“Have you ever thought maybe you should just break up with your idea of success?”  These words easily rolled off my tongue, as I listened to my friend outline all the “new” things she was going to do to be more productive this year.   Like many mothers navigating life, fearing that at any moment her… Continue reading I have a dirty, not so little, Secret

Awaken Our Hearts

The Weight of Worthlessness

Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. “Go, look over the land,” he said, “especially Jericho.” So, they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab        and stayed there.                                                                                                                                         Joshua 2:1 7:55 a.m.:    Already?  Great, I must have slept through my alarm.  Again.  That makes two straight weeks  of… Continue reading The Weight of Worthlessness

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.

Awaken Our Hearts, Fulfill our Calling, Heavenly Minded Lifestyle

I think you have the Wrong Gal, Lord

I have been quiet the past few weeks but  would now like to share with you a bit about what is going on in my world.  Many of you already know that I will be attending the Proverbs 31 Ministries Conference She Speaks at the end of July.  There I will have the opportunity to… Continue reading I think you have the Wrong Gal, Lord

Missional Motherhood

When Only Momma will Do

After a six day vacation away with my husband, I was thrilled to see my girls when we arrived home.   Nothing warms the heart like two little ones screaming your name and jumping in your arms to give you the biggest hugs and kisses.  But like the pains of childbirth, quickly forgotten when your baby… Continue reading When Only Momma will Do

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