Don’t Waste Your Time


By contributing writer, Amy It happened. I'm not exactly sure how it happened, but it did. My daughter turned fifteen (and a half), and now she's driving me everywhere we go. On top of that, my older son just finished up his first year of college. Seriously. And please bring up the fact that my younger son will be entering the ranks of "teenager" in a few months. Let's not go there. Now, Continue Reading

5 Ways to Intentionally Point Your Kids to God This Summer

5 Ways to Intentionally Point Your Kids

By contributing writer, Liz With a baby set to arrive any day over here, we are planning for a simple Summer. However, for a lot of families Summer is a time that is packed full of vacations, trips to the pool, and lots of other activities. With such a big break from your normal routine, how are you going to make sure you remain intentional in pointing your kids to God? In Deuteronomy Continue Reading

The Extraordinary Ordinary


By contributing writer Ami: “I’ll have the Ordinary Special.” “Do you want blue skies with that?” “Yes please.” “Ok, that’ll be one Ordinary Special coming right up. Runny noses, nap time songs, making dinner, a kiss when the husband comes home, an argument, extra reconciliation snuggles, and a side of blue skies.” “Yep, that’ll do it. I’ll have it my way.” Wouldn’t it be great if we Continue Reading

Grace for the Spring Cleaning Drop-Outs

Grace for the Spring Cleaning Drop-Outs

By guest writer Lisa: Everywhere I look online recently people are talking about spring cleaning. They are sharing checklists, tips, and really helpful advice for giving our homes, our schedules, and even our attitudes a fresh new start. Everywhere I look in my house recently is all about piles of dishes, heaps of laundry, and toys scattered near and far. Clearly, I'm a prime candidate for Continue Reading

Moms Who Aren’t in the Trenches, We Need You

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When you're in the trenches of late night feedings, diaper changes, cutting up food into tiny particles, wiping snotty noses, and holding hands to cross the road, it can feel like a forever season. You don't want to hear, "Enjoy this moment" or "They grow up fast" or "Just you wait until you don't have them" or you fill in the blank. Those aren't words that are actually helpful to those of Continue Reading