Summer is winding down. For some of us, we can’t wait until it is over and we are back to our routine. Others of us, we are dreading the change. We wish it could go on for a little longer. Whichever camp you are finding yourself in, the reality is, school is upon us. It is time to get ready. It's time for "Back to School Boot Camp." Back to School Boot Camp is more than getting ready for school … [Read more...] about Back to School Boot Camp: 5 Tips for a Strong Start
Have you ever wondered, “Did I hear God’s voice correctly?" I have, and I’m sure you have too. We usually ask this question, not when things are going smoothly, but when we are surprised by the unexpected. We felt like we heard God speak, and we acted. We took a risk to step out in faith. I remember graduating from college and moving to another city to minister to college students with a … [Read more...] about Did I hear God’s Voice Correctly?
In our city, we often see men and women standing on the roadside holding out a cardboard sign that reads, “I’m Hungry. Need Help. God Bless.” Seeing them usually causes some kind of wrestling within my heart. It is a good thing. For a minute I get a reality check. I remember that not everyone has a home, a bed, and food to eat - a few things that, for those of us who have them, we can … [Read more...] about Teaching Our Kids about Generosity and What I Learned from Them
How do I help my husband make Mother’s Day special for me? I hear your confusion. Something about this question feels wrong…. “What? Isn’t it his job to figure it out? For goodness sake, are you saying I have to plan my own Mother’s Day?” My answer to both of these questions is: Yes. I have been married for almost 19 years. For ten years of our marriage, I was not a mother. My husband knew … [Read more...] about How to Help Your Husband Succeed on Mother’s Day!
Mornings can be cray-cray! From getting yourself up and somewhat functioning to getting the kids fed, cleaned, dressed, and everything packed and ready to get out the door on time, it is no small feat. (Do you feel tired just from thinking about it?) I remember how crazy it was when we had three little ones under the age of three and how more insane it became when we added two foster twin infants … [Read more...] about 4 Tips to Stress-Free Mornings with Kids
A few weeks ago our family watched the movie Cool Runnings, based on the true story of the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team. It is a feel-good movie with some memorable lines. We all loved it. One of my favorite lines was something that the coach said to the team captain the night before the competition day in the Olympics. (**This post contains an affiliate link.**) He said, “A gold medal is … [Read more...] about Are you Enough?