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Biblical Hospitality and Unexpected Guests

Have you ever had someone you know unexpectedly knock on your door? I’ve always struggled with whether to invite them in or just see if they quickly need something. I want to be hospitable, but sometimes their visit catches me off guard. This usually looks like me trying to hide the leftover breakfast crumbs on the table and the blocks… Read more


Giving the Best Gift This Christmas

In our home, we will always remember the Christmas of 2014 as the most unpleasant holiday (so far). We went to my Aunt’s house to celebrate Christmas Eve like we do every year and then we came home to prepare for a lovely Christmas morning. But all throughout the night, my two girls were sick, constantly throwing up. We went… Read more


How Satan Uses Fear to Steal Our Joy in Motherhood

You know that feeling when your child is playing with new friends at the local park, and suddenly you do not spot them anywhere You call their name, and still, they do not come running to you like you expect them to. For some mothers, it is easy to brush off. Then a few minutes later the child runs up to… Read more


Putting Life’s Frustrations Into Perspective

My husband and I were driving home from a weekend away, and we needed groceries. We decided to stop off at an Aldi along the way. Somewhere in the mix of shopping and loading the van, I managed to lose my wallet. I didn’t realize it was gone until we arrived at home. After sending my sister on a thorough recognizance… Read more


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


The Glory and Beauty of Biblical Womanhood

“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27 (emphasis mine) Men and women are different. Equally valuable (Galatians 3:28), but created differently –designed by God to fulfill different roles in society and home. For each of these, there is a distinct calling, privilege and responsibility. My husband’s desire… Read more


Women of God: Rise Up! (Be Who God Made You to Be)

The world is aching for truth. This week, I came across a New York Times article that grabbed my attention. It had “Dangerous Fake Feminism” in the title. I felt compelled to read it, although I knew it probably wouldn’t be pretty. This article criticized an influential woman for playing into “old sexist ideas about women as nurturers and helpers.” Her offense? She forewent business opportunities in order to… Read more


Why We’re Not Deciding How Many Kids to Have Based on How Many College Educations We Think We Can Afford

First of all, if you feel convicted to plan your family size based on how many college educations you think you can afford, I don’t think there is anything wrong with that! God will accomplish His will no matter what. High five for being responsible and providing well for your children! I have a slightly different perspective on this matter. My husband and I do… Read more


This Changes Everything

Presents can’t change everything. Cookies and milk and cute little elves can’t either. Nor can caroling, sleigh rides, or any amount of holiday cheer. But this? This can change everything!  We are now in the middle of the holiday season, which means you have probably already had a fair share of parties, family traditions, and way too many cookies (Tell… Read more

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