communication, faith, family, life

Effective Prayers

During a devotional time with my son this morning, we were talking about effective prayers. He asked what an effective prayer was. My answer: An effective prayer is when we are connecting deeply with God and seeking His will over ourselves, our situations, and the lives and situations of those around us. An ineffective prayer… Continue reading Effective Prayers

faith, family

Identity

Over the last year, I have found myself feeling like I really know who I am. And also whose I am. It is humbling and empowering to know the God of our universe had me in mind, created me on purpose, and has a plan for me. I have come to a point where I… Continue reading Identity

communication, faith, family, life

Yes isn’t always the best answer.

I've been reading a lot of parenting articles in my motherhood groups lately. The focus seems to be on saying "yes" more to our kids. I was buying into a little at a time, slowly doubting myself in a new way, and thinking that I just shut the kids down too much, too often. So… Continue reading Yes isn’t always the best answer.

faith, family, friends, life, marriage

The Balancing Act

I think the balancing act is another pursuit of perfection. We can see the pendulum swing from one extreme to the next, so if we can catch it dead center and stop it there, we will have balance. Balance in our parenting, our diet, our work, our home. Balance. Balance. Balance. "It's all about balance,"… Continue reading The Balancing Act

faith, family, life

Insecurity and Identity

We are a blended family and I grew up in a blended family. While I grew up with my natural mom and dad, my dad had been previously married and had 2 sons with his first wife. I remember trying to figure out who my brothers' mom was to me - another mom? An aunt?… Continue reading Insecurity and Identity