sharing bread

Sharing Bread

“Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” – John 6:35 Part of my Sabbath routine is making a loaf of bread. There is something so satisfying and therapeutic in taking ordinary ingredients and with a little time, watching them transform into something both life-sustaining and delicious. Bread has been a standard for life for a long time. Read more…

Where is Your Refuge?

“Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.” -Psalm 91:1-2 In these times of waiting and uncertainty, peace and rest can feel just out of reach or an impossible dream. Whatever your typical reality, it’s easy to be comfortable and feel Read more…

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Spiritual Mom Brain

When we think about sitting down and focusing on the Bible, or prayer, we have a long list of failed experiments that pop into our brain. There’s that time we ended up playing Candy Crush for 20 minutes instead of in the Bible app. Or the time we fell asleep, head on the table, “praying.” Or all the times we followed our checklist but nothing felt applicable or relevant to real life.

Light Dawns in the Darkness

“Light dawns in the darkness for the upright;He is gracious, merciful, and righteous.” – Psalm 112:4 Right now, this life just feels heavy. Hard. Dark. With sickness and death, confusion and chaos, despair and hopelessness on display as we navigate such unprecedented times, it feels like someone turned the lights out on us and suddenly thrust us into darkness. In darkness, you can’t find your way. You stumble about slowly, grasping around you for something Read more…

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Mom Quiet Time: A Spiritual Check-Up

Your spiritual health is the most important part of you, and yet it is the easiest to neglect. Mom quiet time is an elusive unicorn that we can’t quite catch. We know God loves us and will never change, and so it’s often the easiest to push it aside, knowing He will still be there when we have extra time. The demands on a mama are intense, and time is always at a premium. If Read more…

Love Will See Us Through

“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.” – Colossians 3:12-14 Stress dredges up those undesirable emotions just lurking under the surface. Confined close Read more…

How Are You Working to Fill Your Cup?

You cannot pour from an empty cup. This is an often-used phrase in the self-care realm to make sure that we are prioritizing our health and mental wellness – putting on our own oxygen mask before attempting to help others. When we forget to allow time to recharge and fill our cup, we find ourselves short-tempered, exhausted, unable to move forward, and looking to the wrong things in an attempt to fill up.  Fill Your Read more…

Try, Try, Try Again

One morning, my three year old was attempting to clip a new piece of paper to his easel to create some art. He’s *not quite* tall enough yet, but he as the stubborness determination of a mule. I sat and watched him, encouraging him like always to “Try Again! You can do it!” After a few tries on his tiptoes, he searched around for something to stand on. He pulled up our fireproof safe (that weighs about as Read more…

can't do it all mom

It’s OK to be the “Can’t Do it all Mom”

In this world of Pinterest, Facebook reel highlights, and instagram filters that make everything look flawless, I feel like Moms have lost touch with reality and are scrambling to attain a level of perfection that is unrealistic. Everything handmade and homemade is paraded before us, and Mama guilt is strong! With all the extracurriculars our kiddos are encouraged to be a part of, there’s also a high demand from parents to volunteer – from one Read more…

When Your Schedule Isn’t Working

When Your Schedule Is Not Working

  Obviously, I’m a big fan of a schedule. Without one, I wander through some days like I’m lost and unsure what to do, and then overload myself trying to do all the things at once. A schedule keeps me on track and balanced. But this is only true if your schedule is working for you. I have pretty grand ideas sometimes that don’t always play out the way I expect. What sounds great in Read more…