Grace-filled Motherhood in Action

Have I ever mentioned the number of awesome moms I know? There are moms of littles, in the thick of bedtime battles and tender snuggles, nursing woes and first words. There are the moms homeschooling a whole slew of school-aged kiddos, and doing it excellently. There are the multitasking moms, keeping the home fires burningContinue reading “Grace-filled Motherhood in Action”

When Emotional Intimacy Costs Nothing

Several years ago, I had a leadership role at a Christian organization that involved setting up an informal, weekly “Bible study” for other young women. Leadership had separate weekly meetings for the purposes of accountability, encouragement, and prayer requests. To kick off the beginning of a session, a senior member of leadership (another peer) tookContinue reading “When Emotional Intimacy Costs Nothing”

How to be a Missionary Anywhere

Today I have the pleasure of guest posting at Erica Mbasan’s blog. Erica is a missionary to Uganda and author (you can find her lovely books here) who I was blessed to meet online. She writes about her journey as a missionary and offers both insight and encouragement regarding Christian living. How to be aContinue reading “How to be a Missionary Anywhere”

Laundry in the Corner, Breadcrumbs on the Floor

There is laundry in the corner There are breadcrumbs on my floor And beneath my kitchen table A sticky little mouth grins There are bath toys in the bathtub There are board books on my chair And clinging to the couch A diaper-clad bottom bounces There are lessons in the learning There are hand printsContinue reading “Laundry in the Corner, Breadcrumbs on the Floor”

When God Slooooooooows You Down

If you’ve spoken to me recently, you probably know that we’re in the middle of a sleep crisis. My sweet baby boy, in spite of being a pretty easy kid in all other aspects, hasn’t slept through the night since day one. And believe you me, it’s not for lack of trying the many schoolsContinue reading “When God Slooooooooows You Down”

Why Abstinence Matters

“We’re engaged, which means we’re already committed like we’re married.” “We’d better live together first to make sure we’re compatible enough for marriage. Everyone else is, anyway.” “I don’t want our first time to be on our wedding night – how awkward would that be?” “We’re only a couple weeks out from our wedding. ItContinue reading “Why Abstinence Matters”

Why the Church Will Never Reach “Young People”

Not too long ago (but pre-baby), my husband and I enjoyed the pleasure of a late Christmas party with a group of Christian friends. Over the course of the evening, we got to talking with a woman active in youth ministry at her church. I don’t remember exactly what was said, but at some pointContinue reading “Why the Church Will Never Reach “Young People””

Anxiety in Light of Christ

I’m sure I’ve mentioned my struggle with anxiety and/or depression on this blog before.  The depression has launched a couple of major campaigns against my sanity in both high school and college, and we’ve had several skirmishes in between. Anxiety has been my constant companion since earlier on, I just didn’t have a word forContinue reading “Anxiety in Light of Christ”

Part 2: When God Plans Your Delivery

David William came to join us on January 31st – a full five and a half weeks early. Needless to say, once again, we found ourselves living a different plan from our own. And in each circumstance, God provided. A few weeks before David’s birth, I began to experience an insane amount of itching. AsContinue reading “Part 2: When God Plans Your Delivery”