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The Day I Had to Redefine My Weakness

The Day I Had to Redefine My Weakness

I wanted to believe it. I was desperate for God. I cried out to Him, aware that something inside of me was beginning to break free. In that moment, when I let just one other person see the woman behind the curtain, God began a healing in my life that still continues today. Many years have passed since that moment, but I know my life took a turn that evening. If I was going to be strong, I needed to accept my weakness as opportunity…Read More

Dear Homeschool Mom Who Isn’t Ready to Go Back to School

Dear Homeschool Mom Who Isn’t Ready to Go Back to School

Dear homeschool mom who isn’t ready—or can’t bring herself to think about school: In other words, a letter to myself.   I’m 187 years old in homeschooling this fall, I think. Maybe not. I’ve lost track. Truth be told, I haven’t thought much about what I’m doing for school this year. There’s a stack of booksRead More

Culture Creep and the Sidelining of Parents

Culture Creep and the Sidelining of Parents

Something sad and fascinating is happening to parents in this postmodern era. They’re being lied to. They’re being told that they aren’t necessary and what’s worse they’re buying the lie! After all, they say the “village” can do it better. Well, I’ve seen the village. I don’t want it raising my kids. I call itRead More

Are you hiding behind a curtain?

Are you hiding behind a curtain?

Do you notice how many moms hide behind a curtain these days? It’s easy to feel inadequate when the images we see on magazines and online show only happy kids and smiling moms. The reality of course, is much different than the facade. Even though my experience may not be exactly like yours, my hunchRead More

A Strong Warning About False Teachers

A Strong Warning About False Teachers

A couple weeks ago, my heart broke as a woman who claims the name of the Lord Jesus invited her followers on social media not to “overburden” their conscience by hesitating to vote for a pro-abortion candidate. In a Facebook post, this woman said, “…I’d like to suggest that voting for a pro-choice candidate in thisRead More

The Lie of Ordinary Motherhood

The Lie of Ordinary Motherhood

Last week, in a moment of desperation and frustration, I looked at my husband and lamented, “I live in a state of constantly disappointing someone!” That’s how I felt after forgetting to get back to one of my grown children about a coffee date while simultaneously being behind in everything from laundry to dinner prep.Read More

Jesus cares. He knows and loves… you.

Jesus cares. He knows and loves… you.

I was at the beach last week, and made a point each day to get out (before the little people awoke) for some time with my sweet Jesus. Nature has a way of calming my spirit and pointing me to my Creator, and this particular morning was no different. I sat that morning just amazed with the good things He’s given our family, good things that have often been hard at the start – things we didn’t know to ask for, but He knew we needed.
While we were at the beach, we had a chance to send money …Read More