What is Prayer?

“O Lord, please let the man of God whom you sent come again to us and teach us what we are to do with the child who will be born.” Judges 13:8 When I was in college the girl who lived across the hall from me was a Prayer Warrior. She would turn up the […]

There’s Nothing Routine About Routine

Like that lovely screenshot? Today, Lisa-Jo Baker and I are chatting via Google Hangout about her book, Surprised by Motherhood! She’s 8 chapters into her book club right now and I hope you’ll take a few minutes to hear her words (and mine, too) about two of my favorite chapters in her book.  You cannot walk […]

Making Your Car a Sanctuary

I’ve always wanted our kids to feel the most comfortable, the most celebrated and the most accepted in our home. My friend Kat takes it a step further and says she wants her children to feel God’s presence–his peace, love and goodness when they climb into the minivan after school and practices.  I love the […]

Preparing Your Anxious Child for Summer Camp

Summer camp is one of my favorite things ever. There’s a fabulous mix of independence, fun adventures and new experiences. Coupled with God’s amazing creation it’s an escapade every child should have. But when you have a child that is fearful, shy, worried, anxious or sensitive, sending them off to camp might as well be the […]

Watch Me

OK. Confession: I don’t drink alcohol. My husband doesn’t drink. Our parents don’t drink. It’s just never been part of our family culture. When I was growing up, the only people in my family who drank were either dead or in jail. (No joke.) As an adult, I’m still not interested in drinking but I […]

The Legacy of 100

A few weeks my children’s ministry type friends were at the Orange Conference. I’ve been to and posted about it several times because it’s exactly my heart–the church and parents working together. It helps churches equip and empower parents to raise their kids for the Lord. After all, churches get one day a week, while […]

Helicopter Mom or Airplane Mom?

This weekend was Asa’s Flying Ace Party! And oh, my! It was so fun. I always say that about my kids’ birthdays, but every time I’m surprised at how fun they are! I’m going to give you the play-by-play of the party in a few days but today I wanted to talk about something I’ve […]