What is “Morning Time” and Why is it So Powerful?

I've always implemented "morning time" in our homeschool, and guarded it passionately. But the book, Morning Time, A Liturgy of Love, has been a tremendous blessing to our family, confirming why it's so important, explaining what it is, and loaded with ideas AND actual resources right in the book for your morning time! She has ...

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Purposeful Home or Hollow House?

Go ahead and do yourself a favor and read A Place to Eat, Sleep, & Watch (Emptiness in the Modern Household) It is a wonderfully written response to a New York Times article entitled, The Pandemic Created a Child-Care Crisis. Mothers Bore the Burden. For years, my heart has longed to create a purposeful, productive home, ...

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Will Our Children Grow up to Defend the Faith?

Often, once kids leave home, they are bombarded by different ideas and beliefs, and have their faith challenged by questions to which they don't have the answer. It has been discouraging to watch a number of friends deal with the grief of seeing their children walk away from the faith, or adopt beliefs we believe to ...

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Body Image & Beauty (and Why I Had to Apologize to My Kids)

I'm about to just lay it out there. Transparent. All the ugly. The Lord really convicted me, all of a sudden, late one night. And I want to share it with you because I know I'm not the only one who struggles. It's hard being a woman. It's even harder when you live in a culture like ...

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To My Child With a Broken Heart

I didn't want this day to come. But here it is. Your heart has been shattered into a million pieces and I stand here watching, helplessly, but I can not put it back together. You think I don't understand--that I don't feel exactly what you're feeling. But I do. I have had a broken heart and ...

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Eternal Impact in The Every Day Podcast

Last week my sweet friend, Jennifer Ross at Confidently Called, and I, had a conversation on her podcast prompted by a fabulous book I'm reading called Ordinary. If you're a mom who sometimes feels like she isn't dong enough, or just someone who feels pulled by the culture to "do something big" you definitely want ...

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The BEST Thing to Do When You’re Frustrated at Your Child

I've written a lot over the years about the importance of esteeming what Jesus esteemed; how we are not supposed to be chasing the world's idea of fulfillment, but how fulfillment can be found in serving and "washing feet" the way He commanded us. And much of that is proverbial language. I mean, we don't really ...

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So What Do We Do Now?

Everything is little topsy turvy, isn't it? There is fear, uncertainty and a general questioning about what we are supposed to do. Christian Sister... let me tell you what you are supposed to do: Wake up in the morning and saturate yourself with God's Word. Then saturate your children as well. Love life. Love your husband. Love your neighbor. Cook ...

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Why I Won’t Tell You to “Do Great Things”

A letter to my children.

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The Glorious Ministry of the Table

With our hands, we take raw material that, on its own is simple, and we glorify it into something better. That is our privilege and our duty. It was at table, presumably, that Jesus brought salvation to the house of Zacchaeus. It was at table that a town tramp fell in love with Him and received ...

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