parenting

When You Feel Like You’re in Prison

I’ve been reading through Acts recently and looking at the early church. It hit me the other day how long Paul is in prison. He is first put in jail to avoid death by the Jews in Jerusalem. I think if I was Paul I would have expected a release like Peter had gotten earlier…

The Fear and Anxiety of Parenting

You guys, allow me to be really honest here. I hear so many stories throughout my day that are hard and scary and brutal. When it comes to allowing my kids out of the house, all those stories come back to me and it is VERY difficult not to think about them and try to…

Slowing Down

I was reading this Psalm this morning and it jumped out at me in my usual rush to accomplish everything on my to-do list: Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain. It is vain for you to…

Humility

“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” Matt 23:12 Yesterday was one of those days. The kids weren’t napping, so they were tiny tyrants most of the day. A lady cut in front of me in line at the grocery store, and then, of course, had a price check…