Becoming A Christ-Confident MotherWhen I was growing up, my mom was considered by most standards to be a health nut. My friends’ lunch boxes contained white bread sandwiches, greasy potato chips, and Little Debbie cupcakes, while mine was filled with whole wheat bread, carrot sticks, and sugar-free granola bars. In our house, eating “sugar cereal” like Fruit Loops or Captain Crunch for breakfast was akin to...
Creative Quiet Times In previous articles, we’ve talked about the importance of keeping prayer a priority, even during the early child-raising years. As I shared in the Christ-Centered Mothering series: A common mentality among moms today is “I can’t afford time in my schedule for prayer.” But the reality. . .
The Right Kind of Joy: It was a warm summer evening about seven years ago. I had just finished a major writing project. Eric had just finished several days of sermon prep. We were both ready to unwind, relax, and be refueled. We put Hudson (then age one) to bed early . . .
Purposeful Perspective: It was a balmy Sunday morning last summer. I was sitting in church with my children, listening to the sermon with one ear while keeping the other tuned in to my kids. Four-year-old Kipling seemed incapable of sitting still, shifting his weight from side-to-side . . .
Purposeful Watchfulness: Several years ago, I visited a pumpkin farm with my children in the fall. As my children were participating in one of the activities, another mom treated my son Hudson quite rudely, loudly accusing him of cutting in front of her child (which he didn’t . . .