Let me start off by saying, I LOVE our kids. I really, really do. But, it’s been a long 4 years since the hubs and I went away, alone and spent time together…and who knew that we would be so READY for a getaway?!Read more
Running the Race of Faith
Last Spring, three words brought me to my knees and changed my life. One minute, I ran with the wind in my hair, and the next, I was face down in the mud...Read more
One way to have a thankful heart this Thanksgiving season!
This summer while I was in church, my daughter asked if she could go to my office to rest. [Just in case you don't know, I'm a children's pastor at...Read more
Everyday life lessons
Last month we made the crazy decision to take our family white water rafting. John nor I had been since before we had kids, and we remembered it being tons of FUN...Read more
Say what? Persevere?!
Our third kiddo, Abigail, is a very disciplined young lady who loves to laugh, read books, and do ballet. She is what I would consider a super dedicated young lady who gives up a TON to be able to dance at her ballet studio. One night when I was picking her up from ballet...
What God taught me in 2020
2020 was a year of learning for me [sometimes through tears]. Some pretty major life events happened... outside of the corona virus AND learning to do virtual schooling with 4 kids! [<---we all made it through alive and not hating each other!! 🙌🏻😂]Read more
Teaching Kids God’s Heart of Love, Not Racism
So, today I want to share with you 4 Biblical truths to teach your kids about God’s heart of love. It sounds like a strong statement, but if your child fully understands these scriptures...Read more
Happy Mother’s Day
When I was young, my Mom was the one who took me to church. She got up, got 3 little ones ready and took us all every Sunday and Wednesday. It was important to her...Read more
To Fear or Not to Fear
"I can't do it, I just can't do it. It was too scary!" She had tears in her eyes because she was struggling. She wanted to go on the zip-line that hung from the ceiling and went all the way around the park...Read more
Even in the Valley
Have you ever seen a picture of Will Smith's swollen face from the movie "Hitch"?! I don't remember much from the movie, but waking up this morning to my 11 year old's face reminded me of that one small part of that movie. His eyes, lips, ears, nose...all swollen...Read more
All Day Long
Sometimes, the unplanned conversations are the most impactful. And if our hearts are ready, God can use us to teach our kids in the most profounds ways!Read more
It Starts With You
We've outsourced most things when it comes to teaching our kids. But, this verse makes it clear, it is our responsibility as parents, to teach our kids to love God and keep His commandments. And I fully believe, it's time for us to rise up and take that responsibility back!Read more