Managing Your Expectations for Holiday Parenting

The excitement of the holidays is hard to contain! Your young children are anxiously waiting to leap out of their beds to open presents on Christmas morning. Your adult children may be traveling home from college or coming to visit from their homes. You may be looking...

Replacing Lies with Truth

What goes on between our ears can cause us more problems than we even realize. There’s a very good reason the Bible tells us to take every thought captive (2 Corinthians 10:5). Too often, we let our thoughts go out of control, fueling a wildfire of fear and anxiety,...

A Mother’s Touch with Elise Arndt | Episode 146

Many years ago when I was a young mom, I read two books that I had actually just picked off the shelf at a Christian bookstore. Those two books absolutely changed my life and my mothering—A Mother’s Touch and A Mother’s Time—and the author was Elise Arndt. To say that...

Redefining Your Family Priorities: How to Make the Right Sacrifices

Ask any parent and they will tell you all the things they have sacrificed for their newborn, toddler, child, teen, or young adult. When Mark and I were in the thick of parenting, we often sacrificed our time, energy, finances, and more for our family. We still do at...

A Mama’s Heart: An Open Letter to Moms

Dear mama, Thinking back, I remember the days each of my children joined our family like it was yesterday. The excitement. The fear. The love. The anxiousness. The unknown. I’m sure you do as well. For our biological children, I remember the hospital. I remember...

A Morning Routine for a Connected Marriage | #MarriageMonday

In the past, we have shared about some shifts we have made to our evening routine to feel better connected in our marriage. We thought it’s about time we talk about better connecting in the morning as well! The mornings are such an important part of the day for...

8 Reasons Kids Make Mistakes

Does it ever feel like your child does more wrong than they do right? As a parent, we know our kids aren’t failures. They can fail a quiz here and there, not win a tournament, and not earn a raise during their first job review, but none of that makes them failures....

Teaching Kids Truth: 3 Family Activity Ideas

Whether you are a parent or a grandparent, it’s important to be intentional about teaching children the truths in God’s Word, to begin tucking those truths in their hearts. If you are looking for some activities to use during Spring Break, or just to...

My Breast Cancer Journey | Episode 68

“You have breast cancer.” I heard those words on a Wednesday morning when I got a phone call that turned my world upside down. This week marks eight years since I heard the words that no woman wants to hear. It’s honestly hard to believe that phone call...

How I Lowered My Cholesterol Naturally By Almost 200 Points

It is possible to live a healthy lifestyle, and I want to share my journey with you today. In 2013, a breast cancer diagnosis turned my world upside down. Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation did a number on my body. So when I got to the other side of my treatment, I...

16 Truths About Who You Are From the Bible

What do you talk to yourself about the most? Do you feel like you’re internally comparing your kids with others in their class? Do you reflect on frustrations with your spouse? Do you just try to mentally “check out” after days that feel too busy?...

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...

15 Prayers for Your Child This School Year

No matter how old our kids are, prayer is one of the most powerful things we can do as a parent. God desires to hear our hearts for our children. The Bible also tells us that He listens to us. In Jeremiah 29:12, God says, “Then you will call on me and come and...