Though Now We Weep

Tonight my heart is heavy. It’s been a long time since I’ve cried from sheer sadness. You may have read about the toddler who was snatched by an alligator at Disney World last night. That little boy was my son’s age. I can’t imagine the grief they are experiencing. I can’t imagine losing my little … More Though Now We Weep

To Love Fearlessly

This week’s local news was tied up with traffic snarls and fatalities. I read of at least three different people who did not know they would spend life’s final moments in their car that day. In national news, we were stunned last night to hear that YouTube celebrity and ex-Voice contestant Christina Grimmie was shot … More To Love Fearlessly

Refreshing Grace

I’m probably not the only mom who reads multiple articles each week about marriage and motherhood. They’re everywhere online.  Last week, however, I noticed a recurring theme in the articles I’ve read recently: “Don’t beat yourself up about [insert whatever you’ve been failing at]. God gives grace!” I wasn’t being encouraged by this, though, and … More Refreshing Grace

My Clay Moments

Sometimes the sovereignty of God confuses me. I understand that He is fully in control of our lives and that He can and does use everything that happens for His glory. I understand that He allows both bad and good to occur on this earth, and frankly He doesn’t owe us anything. I get that. … More My Clay Moments

Heartbreaker

I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t buy the red Valentine shirt that had “Heartbreaker” scribbled across it. Not for my sweet little two-year-old son. I want him to be cute and charming of course, but I don’t want him to go around breaking anyone’s heart, if he can help it. After I left the store, … More Heartbreaker

“Sit on your bottom and eat your chair!” Yes. I did say that to my toddler the other day. Sadly, he’s not old enough to laugh at my verbal mishap. Parenting little kids is one of the goofiest jobs ever. Where else do you get to spend your day counting “One, two, three… JUMP!” while … More