Handling Busyness Like A Christian

Life, Off The Blog

“If the devil can’t make you bad, he’ll make you busy.” I’ve nodded my head in agreement with this statement more times than I can count. Yes, I know all too well the peril of a busy life, the kind that keeps you running at a breakneck pace and leaves you crabby and anxious. I have […]

November 19, 2018

When Life Is a Little Too Busy

Devotionals, Off The Blog

I saw the phone light up out of the corner of my eye. I picked it up and scanned the text: “Are you free to hang out today?” I cringed. “No”, I thought, “I don’t have time to hang out today or any day this week.” I was in the midst of a very busy season and […]

October 8, 2018

The Key to Productivity in God’s Economy

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Seven months into parenthood, I knew something had to change. I had expected the diaper changes, the snotty noses, even the sleepless nights; but I had not anticipated the frustration, the fear, or the perpetual feeling of falling behind. I woke up one morning to my daughter babbling in her crib. As I laid there […]

August 11, 2018

I’m Not Mom Enough For More Kids

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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

Six Months in to Saying “No”


This week on Facebook, I shared a story about a little peach tree growing in my father-in-law’s yard. I talked about the lesson God revealed to me in it; which, essentially was: while we all want to be fruit-bearing trees, there are natural limitations we must respect or we can become dangerously overloaded with good […]

June 5, 2018

A New Vision for Today


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

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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

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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

Waiting for Success


But I will not drive them out in a single year, because the land would become desolate and the wild animals too numerous for you. Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession of the land.  Exodus 23:29-30 From the moment God established His covenant […]

January 31, 2018