Yesterday, I preached. At church. On a Sunday morning. To a congregation. It was my first time. I have been sitting here trying to put all of my feelings about it into words. There is an element to this monumental moment that makes me want to shout from the rooftops. But there’s another part of me that wants to be quiet and “treasure these things up … Continue reading Yesterday, I Preached
I find people absolutely fascinating; myself included. What makes them tick, what makes them do the things they do, how do they interact with people and what causes relationships between different people to flourish or to fail? There are never any fully concrete answers, only more questions because people are complex! And that is what I dearly love. Learning about who I am and what … Continue reading Lessons in Young Womanhood- Who Are You?
Lessons in Young Motherhood- Mothers and Sons I read an article the other day about how some of the challenges we experience in parenting our sons, may be due to not giving our sons the respect they need. Since one of the highest needs of men is respect they argue, logically boys begin needing respect as they grow into young men. And we mothers, need to … Continue reading Lessons in Young Motherhood- Mothers and Sons
Lessons in Young Womanhood So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 Being a woman is hard. There are so many expectations and rules put on us that try to tell us what being a woman is all about. Be smart, but not too smart. Be … Continue reading What Does God Think of Women?
Hey everyone! It’s so nice to “see” you and be back to the business of blogging. The last several months have been such a struggle for me. I wanted to write, felt like I ought to, but my mind continued to be so blank as to what to say. First it was the holiday season, but I had every intention of jumping back into blogging after that … Continue reading Redeeming Freedom Re-Formation
Well, hello again! Remember me? The owner of this blog? I haven’t been around for a while.. it’s a long story, and I won’t go into it, but I wanted to let you know that I am back! Last weekend, I had the honor and privilege of being a part of the Ignite conference, which is put on through Western Seminary’s women’s ministry program. It … Continue reading Courage to Parent Well in a Frightening World
If you’ve been in the Christian world for a while and haven’t been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard all about Jen Hatmaker. I “met” Jen years ago through their adoption story and have been following her ever since on social media. I have not personally read any of her books, but I’ve heard them come highly recommended by several others. Jen is, (at … Continue reading What the Hatmaker’s Got Right
Hoping to give some encouragement today from Psalm 34. Plus, 5 magic words to help bring about peace. Continue reading Video: Free Thinking Friday
Photo Credit Dear 25 year old self, I see you there in the daily grind of young stay-at-home-motherhood. Life moves slowly it seems, when your children are 4 and 1. The days meld together in an ongoing stream of food preparation, diapers, house cleaning, Clifford the Big Red Dog and Blues Clues. Everything needs done all at once and sometimes you end the day with … Continue reading Dear 25 Year Old Self