The Power of Personal Discipline: I know, I know. The subject of personal discipline—to most of us—sounds about as exciting as a scientific discussion on the history of dust. The word discipline conjures up images of legalism and lists of rules and regulations. Most of us have observed mothers who run their homes like . . .
Exchanging Chaos for Strength What’s the one word that best describes motherhood today? For most moms, the first word that comes to mind is chaos. I’ve spoken with dozens of moms who have used this description to sum up the entirety of their motherhood experience—especially. . .
Excellence VS. Perfectionism Exercising early in the morning isn’t one of my favorite things to do. I’m not one of those people who leaves her running shoes right by the bed and energetically pops awake as soon as the alarm sounds the first “beep,” charging out into the frosty morning air for a five-mile run. But, just like. . .
How Prayer Strengthens MarriageI’ll never forget the day when Eric and I really began to pray together, as a strong, unified, passionate team, wrestling together for God’s purposes to be realized. We’d been married for several years. We’d been in full-time ministry since...
Purposeful Prayer Strategy: My parents became Christians when I was about two years old. From that time on, they began praying specific prayers for my future—for instance, that God would prepare my future husband as a man of God . . .
Purposeful Priority: “I’m a mom of little kids—I don’t have time for prayer!” I’ve heard this statement many times among Christian mothers. Even though Scripture is clear about the position and priority that prayer should have in a believer’s life . . .