I Don’t Always Pray Protection Over My Boys

{gasp!!!} “What kind of mother are you?” I am a mother to four boys! There’s a lot of testosterone in my home. We are raising these boys to be men! One time when the twins were really young, we drove right by a car accident that could have been us. I declared, “Thank You, Jesus, for […]

Word of God Speak

Five-Minute Friday I have five minutes every Friday to write about a specific word. This week’s word is “Speak.” There’s no editing. There is no critiquing. It is simply five minutes of free writing! Enjoy! This post is part of the Five-Minute Link Up! “Speak” My son who has autism and is considered mentally handicapped was […]

Proactive Parenting: Cultivate the Art of Listening

“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires” (James 1:19). LISTENING TO OUR CHILDREN God gave us two ears and one mouth—that fact alone should tell us something, huh? I, for one, really need help learning how to keep my […]

I Don’t Always Do Devotions with My Boys, and I’m Okay with That

(Gasp! I know! How awful for a Christian mom to feel that way!) For years, I have felt condemned, inadequate and ashamed that we’ve never really pulled off doing a daily or even weekly family devotion time in this parenting gig of ours. (I still struggle with that even as I write this post.) We’ve […]