Becoming an Empty Nester

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.—Psalm 127:4

In the early days of motherhood, it’s hard to imagine when you’ll ever again find time for yourself. But then your kids begin to grow up. They develop friends of their own, hobbies of their own, jobs of their own and lives of their own. Before you (more…)

Your No-Good, Very Bad Day

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit (more…)

A Mother’s Hopes

For a child will be born to us, a Son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6

If you’ve ever held a baby – especially your own – you’ve held a world of hopes and dreams. He will (more…)

The Void in Our Homes

Divorce is a very real threat to our families today. Births to single mothers have skyrocketed, leaving behind a fatherless generation. Children are disconnected from their working parents as we rely more upon schools as nannies. TV commercials have to encourage families to have one meal together every week.

What happened to our families?

I have a theory about that. The problem, as (more…)

A Mother’s Memories – on Wheels

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. – Psalm 127:3

This Mother’s Day weekend – when we also celebrate 28 years of marriage – is a bit of a bittersweet one. The mom in me feels as if we’re giving away more than 14 years of memories. It’s time to trade in our minivan.

This (more…)