Celebrating Childhood: How to Protect the Innocence of Your Child

This is not a post I am eager to write.  However, the fleeting innocence of our children has weighed heavily on my heart for quite some time. And with so much going on nowadays, I felt the Lord's compelling voice that this is the time.  So grab your cup of coffee and come close.  We need to … [Read more...]

31 Helpful Ark Encounter Tips To Know Before You Go

  Spectacular! That is the most fitting way to describe our visit to Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY.  The 511-foot-long gorgeous, timber structure is awe-inspiring from the moment you arrive and step off the shuttle.  It is incredible to walk through the decks seeing how Noah, his family … [Read more...]

Can This New Book Help Your Devotional Life?

This post contains an affiliate link. I was super excited when I saw this new devotional by Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk called, "Pressing Pause:  100 Quiet Moments for Moms to Meet with Jesus."  It looked perfect for busy moms and truthfully, I have yet to meet a mom who isn't … [Read more...]

When God’s FAVOR shows up

Oh friends, I have such a sweet story to share with you today.  It is a tale of God's absolute goodness and favor for His children.  Do you need to be encouraged?  He cares for you and the details of your life.  He is very aware of all that you are facing and is at work, even in the seemingly … [Read more...]

“A Heart Like His” Tea Party

Have you ever spent 10 weeks with a group of ladies, delving into the Word, sharing deeply and growing together?  I spent about 10 years with the same lovely group of women doing one Bible Study after the next and loving it.  There is something special about studying the Bible in depth while … [Read more...]

Fruit of the Spirit Encouragement for Moms on Mother’s Day

  Each spring, we all anticipate what the new Mother's Day activity will be, sent out from my cousin, Cherise.  Now in its fifth year, this tradition has been such a fun way to encourage each other in our role as mothers.  The first year it was Mother's Day Compliments, followed by the … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Roller Rink

I recently took my kids rollerskating for the first time.  As you can imagine it was filled with tumbles and falls, rolled over fingers and plenty of frustration.  But each time my kids fell, they got back up and tried again. I could not help but see the parallels of life in those little bodies … [Read more...]

His Example of Living While Dying

Perspective.  Outlook.  Enjoying Life. Faith. Trust. ...All things I want you to be thinking about for the next few moments. There is a book called, Fly a Little Higher by Laura Sobiech.  It is the story of Laura's teenage son, Zach, who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, … [Read more...]

The 7 Days of Creation in Legos

My children can spend hours building, creating and playing with legos.  They build/rebuild, imagine all sorts of story lines and use their creations to reenact plots endlessly.  And yes, the little bricks are all over my house, too.  But here is the cool part:  As a mom, if I can take something my … [Read more...]