When Having Adult Children is Harder Than You Expected

Adjusting to having adult children, and eventually adjusting to a fully-empty nest, was a journey for me. It is for most of us. I’ve now had the opportunity to launch children into adulthood five times. Watching each of our little birds fly out of the nest has been a...

6 Free Curriculum Ideas for Your Moms Group

Life is better lived together in community with others. In fact, that’s a principle that we are taught in the Bible: Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Galatians 6:2 says, “Carry each other’s...

4 Expectations to Release as an Empty Nester

Are you an empty nester, or are you preparing to be soon? One of the hardest parts of transitioning well into the empty nest season is intentionally releasing expectations of our children. Today I’m sharing an excerpt from my Empty Nest, Full Life book. I want...

How to Create a God Box

In the Bible, there’s a story I love in Joshua 3-4. I encourage you to read those chapters if you’re not familiar with the story, but to make it easy, here’s a short version: For many years, God had been leading the nation of Israel to the Promised...

Redefining Joy with Suzie Eller | Episode 97

Let’s be honest: life can be really hard sometimes on this side of Heaven. I know in my own life I think of my breast cancer journey, the dark season of our marriage, losing my dad, challenges my children have experienced, and much more. I imagine you can think of...

Marching Orders for an Empty Nest Mama

Today’s article is an adapted excerpt from Empty Nest, Full Life: Discovering God’s Best for Your Next. Grab your copy here! As we launch into a new season of life, it’s always a good time for us to consider how well we’re doing in stewarding what...

When You’re Misunderstood with Mary DeMuth | Episode 94

Most of us have experienced being misunderstood at some point in our lives. Honestly, it has happened to me more times than I can count and each time it is simply heartbreaking. This often looks like being misheard, mischaracterized, or misrepresented by family,...

Is Your Yes on the Table? with Jennifer Hand | Episode 93

Too many of us are paralyzed by the fear of “what if.” Have you ever felt that way? We feel God calling and want to go forward with His plans, but fear often stops us in our tracks. Today we are going to declare no more! Instead of letting fear stop you...

11 Ways to Encourage a Mom Today

Today’s article is an excerpt from Better Together: Because You’re Not Meant to Mom Alone. Grab your copy here! There’s a letter I received that I’ll never forget from a mom I may never personally know: Dear Jill, several weeks ago, you and I...

The God Dare with Kate Battistelli | Episode 89

What is a crazy dream that God has dropped in your heart? Is there a door that God seems to be opening that you’re afraid to walk through? For many of us, the default answer to dreams or opportunity is, “No.” But today we’re going to explore...