5 Ways to Show Your Child You Love Them

"I love you." 3 words that mean so much, yet we all have a tendency to take them for granted when we hear or speak them everyday. We try to teach our children that words mean things and have weight, but it's also important to show them that we mean what we say. To quote George R.R. Martin, "Words are wind," so it's important that our children see us backing up our words with … [Read more...]

Becoming a Submissive Wife: It Isn’t So Bad After All

Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.  For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.  Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.  Ephesians 5:22-24 (NIV) Don't run away. I know that is the usual inclination when words … [Read more...]

Walking in the Will of God

Photo Credit   “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8-9 Hearing from God and living with wisdom are two of those things that I hope I have right. But unfortunately I am not always so sure. I wish … [Read more...]

The Little Moments – Transforming Ordinary Moments Into Unforgettable Memories

Photo Credit Chichacha I don't claim to have it all together. I am certainly not perfect. But sometimes you hit on something that works that makes you and your child deliciously happy. In those little moments you find the depth of love and joy in not just being a mom but in knowing your child.  M and I found our little moment almost by accident. Actually, it came … [Read more...]

Forever is a Long Time: Instilling Confidence in a Child’s History of Hurt

Photo Credit: Michaela Faith Photography We walked through the store. Filling the cart with brightly colored packages. Happily crossing items of my list. M skipped and sang his way through the store, next to me. My hand was on a can of tomatoes. “Momma? Will you always be with me?” “Always be with you for what?” I asked, the meaning of his words lost amidst the whirl of … [Read more...]