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Mother’s Day – The Forgotten Prayers

 

What a delightful surprise to wake up this morning and discover that my new book had been featured on Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday post! I was surprised, humbled, and thrilled all at the same time. Thank you, Kate! What an honour!

For the rest of the day, I’ve been trying to write my Five Minute Friday post and failing terribly. Swirling emotions and disjointed thoughts, but no words.

All I keep thinking is, “Whoa… It actually happened.”   

It’s been an incredible season of stress and stretching, excitement and vulnerability, prayer and follow-through. But it’s DONE!

The book I’ve been working on for so long, the one I’ve been talking about for years, the one I’ve been dreaming of for even longer is finally DONE!

AND I REALLY LIKE IT!    Read more

7 Ways to Bring into your Kid Chaos

7 Ways to Bring God into your Kid Chaos

// “We know that we should be spending more time with God each day, but our biggest problem is finding time in the middle of the kids and busyness and noise.

“Do you have any advice that worked for you?”

Such a sincere question, spoken in a roomful of beautiful mommies who were gathered for a morning of companionship, encouragement, and community. Moms who are dedicated to staying connected with each other in this season of babies and toddlers.

You know that verse that says “the older women should teach the younger women”? Well, I’m not sure I like the label of ‘older woman,’ but I knew I was incredibly privileged to be invited into this intimate setting to share my experience and wisdom.

I thought for a moment. My mind started replaying those early years of having four kids under the age of 6.

I remembered the noise, the mess, the desperation for quiet…

 

“My friends, there are actually two needs here. There is a desperate need for quiet, and there is a desperate need for God. Both are equally important for mental and spiritual health, but they are not the same thing.    Read more

Lightness Follows Choosing (and a bonus video)

// Changing gears is a grind. Busy doing one thing, completely focused, emotionally spent, then needing to change that focus and engage differently.

Not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure.

Such are Thursdays for me. Every week. Why such a challenge? Because the enemy of my soul knows that Thursday evening is the time when I engage my community and enjoy my God. He is committed to keeping me distracted and soulish, starving my spirit and nursing emptiness.     Read more