Tapping into the Holy Spirit


Faith

Throughout this year-long Faithful Heart’s series, I have invited a variety of writers to join in on the conversation and share their experiences in cultivating the various traits we have discussed. Today, I am so excited to share with you another fantastic guest post, written by my friend and fellow Hope*Writer, Penny Noyes, where she […]

October 14, 2019

Learning to Pivot in the Midst of Crisis


Faith

After 32 years of living, you would think I could recognize it by now, but I still struggle to see it when it’s happening. The invitation to pivot, to change directions and seek out a new path, is often born out of a sense of crisis. What feels like an ending is really a new […]

May 17, 2019

Raising Our Children to be Weapons of War


Parenthood

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

A Car Line Prayer: Ease Anxiety For The Day Ahead


Faith, Resource

School is here!! Anyone else feeling a tad anxious about allowing their little hearts to wander sooo very far from their bodies? This year, my daughter started PreK and while she is calm, cool, and collected about the whole thing, I am a bit emotional. If I could, I would be that mom hanging around […]

August 15, 2018

I’m Not Mom Enough For More Kids


Off The Blog

I need to do a little external processing here. And I figured what better place to do that than with my ETMB tribe? So, I hope you’ll excuse me as I try to work through some rather complicated feelings I have about capping my family at two kids. I have been gifted with the most […]

June 13, 2018

A Prayer For You, Mamas


Devotionals

“Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.” 1 Peter 5:2-3 Those sweet angel […]

April 23, 2018

Mommy Strong: Why the Army Should Totally Recruit Moms


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Recently, I decided to update my resume to include all of the skills I’ve acquired thanks to motherhood. Perhaps you think that’s a silly thing to do but I must staunchly disagree! In fact, about halfway through, I realized: the Army should totally be recruiting moms. Aside from our ability to grow and sustain a […]

April 9, 2018

A New Vision for Today


Devotionals

I lay in bed, listening to my son’s happy chatter across the hall. It was 5:14 am. Why was he awake??? I was looking down the barrel of a 16 hour day. My hubby has a track meet today which means I’m flying solo from wake up to bedtime. These are long, hard days. As […]

March 26, 2018

Hulking Out: Recognizing What Triggers Your Anger


Off The Blog

I would never have characterized myself as an angry person before having kids. And I never would have imagined that I would struggle so much with anger as a mom. But three years into parenthood, I am standing before you now and confessing: I am an angry mama. At first, I thought this was my […]

March 12, 2018

Why Mommies Need Mentors


Off The Blog

I never imagined motherhood would be so isolating.I was prepared for the sleepless nights. I was ready for the snotty noses and dirty diapers and even the Lego minefields, but I was not prepared for the loneliness. And I was certainly not prepared for the uncertainty.Before your child is verbal, your guess is as good […]

February 28, 2018