Family, friendship, Loneliness, parenting, Uncategorized

Let’s Do It Together

“I get to see a real person?” I’d just gotten off the phone with my friend and the kids’ beloved babysitter. She’d called to say she was on her way over to pick something up. Our seven-year-old daughter heard my side of the conversation and couldn’t contain her excitement over seeing an actual person somewhere other… Continue reading Let’s Do It Together

Family, ministry, parenting, serving, Walking by Faith

Mary Moments

We're serving Jesus as we cultivate the hearts in our homes.

Depression, Family, fear, grace, growing in Christ, hope, Hope in the Midst of Heartache, knowing God, Loneliness, pain, rest, Uncategorized, Walking by Faith

Facing the Coronavirus Like a Brand New Bike Rider

There’s nothing like a worldwide pandemic to reveal how my soul’s peace is tangled up in predictable circumstances and a sense of being in control.

Family, fear, hope, Hope in the Midst of Heartache, knowing God, Loneliness, ministry, parenting, rest, thankfulness, Uncategorized, Walking by Faith

Helping Our Kids Thrive During Social Distancing

What will our kids remember from this time of social distancing? Here are four things that will help them thrive...

Family, hope, ministry, parenting, serving, Walking by Faith

What’s the Purpose of Your Face?

By Meredith Mills Friday nights are a favorite around our house. After running full speed all week, each family member looks forward to an evening of doing nothing. Well, not really nothing. We do have plans, but they’re fun plans, plans to stop everything and enjoy just being together. Most of the time, this means… Continue reading What’s the Purpose of Your Face?

Family, grace, growing in Christ, ministry, parenting, serving, Uncategorized, Walking by Faith

Building Our Homes Like a Lego Master

My son loves building with Legos. His room looks like a Lego museum – and often like a construction zone, with tiny bricks strewn all over the floor, just waiting for an unsuspecting parent to walk in and step on them. At the end of this school year, he completed a report on our home… Continue reading Building Our Homes Like a Lego Master

Family, grace, growing in Christ, hope, knowing God, parenting, Uncategorized, Victorious Living, Walking by Faith

Taming the Tongue

Sometimes I just can’t control my tongue. It was not a good day. For whatever reason, we were just off. I was irritable and impatient. I found myself correcting every little infraction, every childish noise. The more I corrected, the more frustrated I became. And the more my kids acted up. After snapping at one of my children, I… Continue reading Taming the Tongue

Family, growing in Christ, ministry, parenting, serving, Uncategorized, Walking by Faith

Ministry That Doesn’t Look Like Ministry

"Alleluia. Alleluia!" The words of our song echoed through the Russian cathedral. We stood in the balcony, enraptured by the polished beauty surrounding us. We were playing tourist that day, taking time off in the middle of a mission trip to Siberia. Our team didn't plan on singing. There was no audience, at least no… Continue reading Ministry That Doesn’t Look Like Ministry

Family, fear, growing in Christ, hope, Hope in the Midst of Heartache, parenting

Passing on Hope

“I’m glad we’re #christians,” said my pre-teen daughter. I asked her why and her response still echoes in my heart. #hope #faith #parenting #motherhood #kids

Family, grace, ministry, parenting, Uncategorized, Walking by Faith

Mama, You Forgot

"Mama, you forgot to sing to me," my son called from his bedroom. Actually, I hadn't forgotten. I was just tired and ready for the kids to be in bed, eager to go "off duty" for the night. So I had prayed for him, kissed him goodnight and shut the door. But he remembered. And… Continue reading Mama, You Forgot