The strong woman. She may not look it. In fact, her strength may hide behind years of weathered skin and deep-grooved laugh lines. Underneath her smile is wisdom and a strong resolve that was forged through a life of character-building trials. She’s dealt with chronic pain and an estranged spouse. She’s experienced abuse, infertility and […]
Dear Daughter, It’s Mother’s Day, but all I can think about is you. As I brush your hair, staring at the delicate curls falling gently on your young shoulders, I can’t help but think about the many exciting, confusing and wonderful days ahead of you. And there is something I want you to know… Your […]
I slowly cut open a box that UPS had delivered last week on a cold, wet March morning. I couldn’t remember what I had ordered because, lets face it, most of my life arrives by prime. To my surprise, I opened the box and pulled out a carton of plastic eggs. I know that probably […]
To wake up every morning, determined to struggle well. Not to be the perfect mom, not to compare or compete with other moms, but to be the unique mom God intended for my unique child. To make every effort to be present and disconnect, discovering peace in the tension of rest and effort, healthy rhythms […]
Women of God . . . we are hearing a loud and persistent message. We are being told to hustle more, aspire for greater and aim for bigger. And when it comes to ministry and calling, the breadth of your influence is more important than the depth of it. The more money you make, friends […]
Motherhood is hard. We are often overwhelmed, exhausted and weary in the work. In this stage of life we feel guilty. It’s a season to embrace imperfection. It’s a great season.