In this precious collection of comforting devotions, I share a little of my own struggle about a time when I wasn't certain whether God wanted a relationship with me. This book is filled with thoughts, stories, and assurances from over 20 Christian authors.
Did I "hear" God correctly? Or did I just follow some random impulse? There've been times in my walk with Christ when I've known without a doubt that God was guiding me. Then, there are these other times when I'm not so certain...
"Some of the things you encounter in life may cause you to question God's validity. That’s a pretty normal response, I’d say. But that is when you have to dig deep and tap into an “unshakable faith,” as I like to call it." (Lolita Buck)
"Today, I'll share a mixture of parenting tips and true mom anecdotes with you. They're meant to be both practical and encouraging. "Please hold on to what helps you, and by all means, let the rest go!"
I identify with Jennifer’s loss of vision for her future – a future that, although God is able to create beauty out of it, will never be what she initially dreamed. This book is for anyone who feels misunderstood, is suffering grief, is watching a loved one suffer grief, is raising young children, is writing for God's glory, or is experiencing a difficult life season.
Discover seven healthy ways that you can learn to accept your current phase or season in life - without falling into a defeatism mentality.
"At this moment, I'd like it back. Just for a bit. Just a little taste. Like the lick of an ice cream cone. Even though I know it wouldn't fix anything...."
Are you finding it difficult to accept the season of motherhood you're in right now? And how do you think God feels about your current season?
Discover why it's important for you to accept the life season you're currently in without falling into the trap of defeatism mentality.
Be encouraged in your motherhood journey with this true story of how God uses parenting to shape us and grow us in character and spiritual maturity.
How can you keep up with housework when simply surviving motherhood is the theme of most days? Here are 5 practical tips (and real #momlife anecdotes) to encourage you today!
The following is an honest glimpse into my life by way of a short story, which testifies to the truth that Jesus continues to help me find balance, day by day. I hope it will encourage you to trust the Holy Spirit’s gentle guidance in your own life.
In this final article of the "Help for Frustrated House Cleaners" series, check out these 21 practical home and family management hacks. See if they're a good fit for you and your home today.
It's time to find freedom to recognize and accept your home and your family for the blessings they are, then discover new ways to help them fit together.
"What do you love more?" The answer to this question will help you align the wishes you have for your home with the reality of your cleaning personality.
If you take the time to pray through your house, bringing all your cleaning frustrations to Jesus, he will reveal surprising solutions to you.
Do you believe housework is hard, that it's more like a project than a few quick chores? I've discovered a secret in the last year that helps me push past my "cleaning project" mindset. I've learned that cleaning is less overwhelming when you create handy stations throughout your house.
Do you feel tense when you see chronic messy zones around your home? It's time we outsmarted our messy zones. Find out how in this article.
I’ve often felt stressed, frustrated, and ashamed about the state of my home. I’ve tried various cleaning routines and organization methods, but nothing seems to last, and I end up feeling like a failure. For years, I’ve seesawed between two thinking patterns: I'll never get any better at keeping up with this house, so I... Continue Reading →
Freedom. Everyone wants it. When we don't have it, we fight for it. Yearn for it... Oh, the goodness of God, to tell us what we can do. In the meantime.
Excited, I called another family meeting. This time, we didn’t focus on what our Christmas couldn’t be. Instead, we brainstormed ways that we could spread love to neighbors, family, friends, and also to each other.
When outcomes leave us disillusioned, we’re left questioning: "Did I hear right? Have I missed the mark?"
I've never known want. But my country is changing quickly. People are losing jobs and being denied human rights. What will come next? Our future is uncertain. My fear leaves me grasping for an answer: What do we truly need to live?
Do you have a firm love foundation? The first step in learning to love as God loves is to build a firm foundation of God's love in your heart...
Is it possible for faith to permeate our everyday life? If yes, what would that look like, and how could we grow in that kind of faith? Today, I believe everyday faith IS possible. But I haven't always.
Christ came to set us free, but what does that mean? I’ve often felt confused by the concept of freedom through Christ. I’ve wondered what it looks like, how to access it, and if it could also help me find the freedom to be myself. Find out what freedom through Christ really looks like...
Why, Lord, why? I love these dear people on my prayer lists! I care about them. I cry over them. Yet, within three days, I'm bored to tears. Three days! That's my staying power when it comes to maintaining a prayer list routine...
The Twitter #WritingCommunity's notes of encouragement aren't just for me. They're for every writer. Read them and be encouraged!
Are you offended when you see individuals in the grocery store who aren't wearing masks? Or are you offended by having to wear a mask at all? Do you occasionally make exceptions to the restrictions by visiting family and friends? Or do you fume against those who dare to visit loved ones during a lockdown? Whatever your convictions, keep reading to find hope...