Raising Our Children to be Weapons of War


I pulled the glossy birth announcement from its pale blue envelope and instantly smiled. Nestled in a brown wicker basket filled with cozy white fluff was my friend’s newborn son. Psalm 127:4-5 was scrolled overhead in a fanciful font: “Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver […]

February 6, 2019

When Safety is No Longer the Goal

Faith, Parenthood

I recently read a quote that has lodged itself like a splinter, deep within my heart. Have you ever experienced this? It’s the kind of quote that, as you read it, the Holy Spirit seems to pull out His highlighter and bring it to life. It’s stuck with me for days, a constant source of […]

July 25, 2017

The Mamacino Cold Brew


My youngest, Dub, was sick for the first time this week. It was so miserable seeing my little guy uncomfortable and coughing. Neither of us got much sleep over the last seven nights and I’m afraid I didn’t get much writing in, either. So for today’s post, I humbly offer you my personal recipe for […]

March 16, 2017

The “Situation”


“I painting, Mommy!” my daughter triumphantly announced, bare-bottomed and smiling. After an hour long nap time, I walked into my toddler’s room and caught her “painting” her crib with poopoo. Yup…poopoo. “I see that…” I croaked back. Surveying the mess and registering the smell, I felt my blood pressure begin to rise. I knew she […]

March 9, 2017