Mothering with Eternity in Mind

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To the Mom Who Is Tired and Weary

Ten months ago I gave birth to our sweet Lydia. Even though I was shocked by the fact that our baby was a girl (read this post about our surprise baby), I was absolutely sure of one thing as a mom of now four children; that I would be losing sleep. I knew the drill of waking up every 2… Read more

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A Better Hope for Mothers When Life Feels Hard

Some seasons of mothering are hard. The sleep-deprivation. The frustration. The realization of our own inadequacy. The crushing of our pride. The harder-than-we-wanted-to-work hard work. The many, many needs to be met. The stretched-thin-ness of it all. Our body and soul react in ways we can’t always control: exhaustion, anxiety, unwanted emotions. We come to the end of ourselves and must cling… Read more

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The Verse Every Mother Should Memorize

We went camping at the beach last Fall. Two parents brave (or crazy, depending on your perspective) enough to take four children 6 and under camping for a week. Would you believe me if I told you that we had a really great time? For five days we ate outside, went on nature walks, and of course, played at the… Read more

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Serving Even When Your Hands Are Full

As a child and even into my teenage years, I remember going to church with my mom on Saturday nights to fold bulletins. The smell of the printed paper, the sound of the paper cutter, and trying to avoid paper cuts were all too familiar to me. I use to dread this. I wondered why in the world my mom… Read more

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8 Ways to Start Praying for Your Kids Today

It takes about 4 seconds of scrolling through Pinterest or Facebook before you are confronted with post after post on what you should be praying for your kid, when, and how often. And then that you should be praying for their future spouse and friend group. It can quickly feel overwhelming. Especially if this is an area you’re working on… Read more