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
The entire journey from trying to get pregnant to trying to get through another day of 4 kids under 6 is something I could never have gotten through without Christ. He is my strength, my hope, my endurance, my energy, my Sustainer, Healer, Joy, my Rock. Every day of being a mom goes better when I wake up and say ‘God, I need you today.’ … More For the Moms – Treasure in Jars of Clay w/ Brittany Shields
10 days to go… I’m not sure what I expected for 2021 – though I have learned the folly in setting expectations (to a degree) because life happens and there’s no stopping that! Anyhow, I’m tremendously grateful for the life changes this year brought. It was a year of NEW. Here are 5 highlights from … More The 5 Highlights of My 2021
Welcome back! It’s been a year since my last episode. Today, I talk about the reason why I took a break from podcasting and all that I’ve been up to during this time. I also talk about my new stirring new eBook, Through the Turbulence: Prayers from the Diary of a Broken Heart – available … More She’s Marked Podcast – E007 Picking back up the Mic: Pressure, the Pandemic, and God’s Amazing Grace
Managing as a mother when you are caring for a child with mental illness or learning/developmental disabilities means that you will at times need to put yourself first.
I am often reminded of the speech given before taking off on a flight when you are instructed to put on your oxygen mask before helping another passage to put on his/hers. … More For the Moms – “Bold & Brave” with Felicia Graves
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
Blog series “For the Moms” is back and more bold and brave than ever! I never quite imagined that this project would go beyond 1 year – but it has, and here we are! The 2020 For the Moms…Our Life in Words series was too powerful to not run again. And, if you missed the … More For the Moms is Back and more “Bold & Brave” than ever