Parenting

Parents, Don't Waste Your Lazy Summer Days

Parents, Don't Waste Your Lazy Summer Days

The pressure to keep our kids’ schedules filled to the brim can diminish the possibility of a summer respite. But is it really such a bad thing to have wide open spaces in our planners? Might this be the very thing we need in order to refocus our priorities and make the most of the short season of time we’re given with our children?

How a Busy Mom Finds Time to Pray

How a Busy Mom Finds Time to Pray

In the Christian life, prayer is essential. Prayer demonstrates our dependence on God. It reminds us that we’re not in control of our life and there is One who deserves all glory and praise. Prayer lifts our eyes off of ourselves and reminds us of our heavenly hope. So how do we as busy moms find time to pray? Where do we carve out time to spend in conversation with the Lord when there is always someone (or something) needing our attention? 

Will I Ever Be Good Enough?

Will I Ever Be Good Enough?

Our hope does not lie in ourselves or our performance. We cannot gain God’s blessing through obeying his commands, and we can’t do enough good deeds to earn forgiveness for even the smallest sin. As mothers, we can be tempted to find our righteousness in giving our children the picture-perfect childhood, filled with super-food meals and the best education possible. Somehow we falsely believe that if we can be the ideal Proverbs 31 wife and mother, we will earn favor with God.  Yet our hope is solely in what Christ has already done, what he accomplished for us on the cross.

Exhausted Mom, Lift Your Eyes

Exhausted Mom, Lift Your Eyes

They say cleaning your house with young children is like brushing your teeth while eating Oreos. The moment I finish cleaning the living room, I hear a crash in the bedroom that tells me a stack of puzzles has just been emptied on the floor. In the midst of all the mundane tasks—emptying the dishwasher, tackling the laundry piles, filling the cereal bowls—it’s easy to lose sight of God’s greater purpose.

Five Ways Children Will Change the World

Five Ways Children Will Change the World

The American Dream teaches us to settle for a child or two, so that we can focus on other more important opportunities in life. One of the best ways to change the world, though, is to have and raise kids. With these little ones, we can pass on truths and passions that will shape and affect society.