Becoming a Mother Changes You

Becoming a mother changes you. And by "mother" I mean as soon as that second line shows up on the pregnancy test and you know there's a little life inside you. Becoming a mother changes you in the way that, as far as I can tell, nothing else does. Becoming a mother changes you immediately … Continue reading Becoming a Mother Changes You

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The Beautiful Result of Hurricane Harvey

What a week this country has had! Although most of us do not live in the area where Hurricane Harvey hit, our hearts are with them as well as our prayers. I live in "tornado country," and while I have never personally experienced any great loss other than countless trees and tree limbs, I do … Continue reading The Beautiful Result of Hurricane Harvey

Walking by the Spirit

We're all the time hearing bad news these days. It's heartbreaking to see humans being so unkind to one another, hating people with different backgrounds or opinions or beliefs. What makes people want to be so evil and uncaring of others?In last night's sermon we studied Philippians 4:8, "Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is … Continue reading Walking by the Spirit

Finding Peace in the Hard Days of Motherhood

It's 11 PM and my day is finally coming to a close. The day was full of busy-ness. It was filled with messes, cries, tantrums, disciplining, boo-boos, and more messes. But it was also full of smiles, giggles, hugs, kisses, cuddles, and more smiles. I feel like I did it all today. My feet tell … Continue reading Finding Peace in the Hard Days of Motherhood

Cosmopolitan Magazine, Celebrated Abortion, and Compassion

One day last year we had someone else's magazine dropped into our mailbox. Our address was on the back, but under someone else's name. It was a Cosmopolitan magazine. I never read their stuff, because, like most other magazines, they are just full of garbage (and I am much more likely to read Better Homes … Continue reading Cosmopolitan Magazine, Celebrated Abortion, and Compassion