Honestly 2022 came with many trials, struggles and heartaches for my own family as well as our extended family. We started the year with a severe car accident, followed by the loss of our newborn nephew, and ended the year with my health issues (to name a few). … More For The Moms – Tides of Faith w/ Lindsay from Little Helpful Files
When our bodies fail, the days aren’t easy, and many people don’t understand the full extent of what it’s like living with illness, disease, and or chronic pain. This battle of the flesh has impacted and even limited your daily ability to function. Not only do we carry the physical pain when our bodies fail, … More Late Night Series – When Bodies Fail
When I started as a mom, I was still stuck on the unattainable ideals of perfectionism. I needed to have things in order all the time, my lists checked off, my plans followed. However, I soon learned that I needed to lean into God’s plan for my life, and that I needed to listen and obey it. I learned that I did not need to listen to every opinion thrown at me or the ever-changing fads of the world. … More For the Moms – Treasure in Jars of Clay w/ Jen Kosuda
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Strong-willed children are experiential learners. They won’t take what someone says to be true. Instead, they must find out for themselves.
Many times, they will challenge every single interaction you have with them, so it is important you reframe questions. Give them choices between two equally acceptable things. “Would you like the apple or the orange.” They need to feel they are in control of their life. Routines and rules written out on the refrigerator help. … More For the Moms – Treasure in Jars of Clay w/ Julie Plagens
After the operation, the oncologist could not believe that the stage four melanoma was completely gone. I know that the Lord answered prayers for my healing. I had prayed to live long enough for my one year old to remember me. He is sixteen years old now. … More For the Moms – “Bold & Brave” with Jeana Rayfield
In that moment I recognized I do not get to tell the Lord what to do with my life which belongs to Him. I continued in worship, “Whether I live or die, whatever You decide to do, glorify Yourself and magnify Your name through this! Let even my brokenness serve You!” … More For the Moms – “Bold & Brave” with Cheryl Shumake
I do not balance it all and I reject the mindset that balancing my life is part of my “job” as a parent. I am not “Supermom” and I have ceased trying to be. I came to this conclusion when I found myself failing as I attempted to keep all my plates spinning, resulting in a stressed, angry person to live with. I have learned to choose my priorities regarding my calling as a wife and mother. Living out my calling has nothing to do with what others expect of me, but what God has given me as a ministry. My main ministry is to my family. What I say “yes” to must be related to how it will help me live out my calling. … More For the Moms – “Bold & Brave” with Leah Lively