Creating a Light, Loving, Cheerful Atmosphere at Home (even – especially! – when you’re STRESSED)

So, I don’t know if your family ever experiences this – but – sometimes our home is a little, eh, tense. Stress is a pretty weighty reality in most of our lives. If you know me or have read this blog very much you know that I am passionate about creating a vibrant, godly, loving home environment to…

sufficiency for a weekend-workday

Dimness falls on my weekend-workday. After kissing 3 baby faces, praying sweet dreams over each, I gather strewn socks and cups. Order occurs only after dark in this season of our family’s life. I’m tired, and have to pray for grace and strength to do each of the next tasks. The temptation of discouragement flickers…

awkward things your kids might say {if you read them Bible stories!}

“Let’s play Rahab!!!” my daughter shrieks as she runs to meet her friends at the playground. I inwardly groan, loving that she knows (and lives) the story of Israel’s victory over Jericho, but slightly embarrassed that one of her favorite Bible characters is (unbeknownst to her) a prostitute….:-/ Routinely, Kaya and Hudson offer: “Mom, do you…