More Than Enough. Day 5 From My Devotional, Laid Down.

Day 5: More than Enough (Taken from Laid Down: A 30-Day Devotional for the Woman Longing for Rest). In Matthew 14 and Matthew 15, we see two accounts of Jesus feeding a crowd. We can draw two important conclusions from this: 1. Jesus likes to eat and 2. Jesus likes to eat with people. So, of course, there are many more spiritual things we can gather, but I kind of like these two. They…

Raising Kingdom-Minded Kids in a Humanistic Culture

I love my honest conversations with my kids. My two big kids are 9 and 7. They are still small, but yet big enough and perceptive enough to ask really great questions. We often find our ourselves talking about theological wonderings and relational conflicts. I realize these small conversations will only grow into more substantial ones. Nevertheless, my kids are slowly being introduced to a world that muddies and perverts truth. I am full of…

So, You Want a Fast Labor? 5 Tips from a Natural Childbirth Instructor.

What is your dream birth? This is the question I ask moms when I first sit down with them for their first childbirth class. I hear many different answers, but the most common response is always, “I want a fast birth.” I chuckle because if you know anything about childbirth, it is often everything but fast. Childbirth, as it’s meant to be, requires patience, persistence, and preparation. Yes, we have many…

Rest. Are You Getting Enough Of It?

I have officially claimed this week as my week of rest. I have just come out of a crazy but good season. My days were extremely long and demanding for several weeks, and now the Lord has blessed me with lots of rain, thunderstorms, and quiet. An abundance of rain and thunderstorms in my house equals a lack of soccer practices. So, for this mom who is accustomed to 5 trips to the soccer field…

Are You a Writer But Too Busy to Write? FIVE Tips to Get You Writing!

Time flies when you are having fun. Let’s be honest. Time just simply flies. Sometimes it seems time runs much faster than our little legs can run. I feel this way ALL the time. There is so much in my heart that I want to give, receive, learn, and produce, yet I am human. I only have so much time. You only have so much time. Nevertheless, I learned several years ago that…

What Are Your Declarations For Today?

As many of my readers know, I home school my kids. Just as God uses our daily life and ministry to speak to all of us, the past few weeks, He has spoken to me while teaching my son. My son is fierce about life. He feels all the feels. He is up and down. He is confident and strong. He can also easily get defeated all in the same moment. Right now, we are…

A New Year With New Opportunties. Learning to Say, “No.”

Saying, “no,” to good things is a practiced and perfected skill. Not everyone knows how to say it. Not everyone wants to say it. As for me, I am still learning. My determination to embrace rest in my life propels me to learn quickly. From infancy, our flesh pounces on the word, “NO.” We learn to use this word in our days of early independence. God knows how often I hear…

O Holy Night! The Perspecitve of a Birthworker.

Merry Christmas! Take a moment to consider the holiest of nights… Watching and assisting a woman in labor is both humbling and miraculous. A laboring woman confronts her greatest strengths and her greatest weaknesses simultaneously. It is truly one of the most incredible events of her life. As you many of you know, I am laboring woman’s cheerleader by vocation. The majority of my cheerleading takes place during her last few months…