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 […]

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 […]

What’s in Your Hand?

Have you ever felt that God has all these plans for “OTHER” people, but you feel overlooked? You feel you are called to something, but you don’t know what. I would ask you, “What’s in your hand?”     Maybe you’re a stay-at-home mom who can’t catch your breath in between doing laundry, washing dishes, menu planning and […]

Day 3–Cultivate the Art of Listening (31 Days of Proactive Parenting)

In James 1:19, it says, “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.” God gave us two ears and one mouth–that should tell us something, huh? Man, I really need some help in this area. I get so insane […]

October 2 — Parenting Proactively: Trust

Before we had kids, I had in my mind how we would raise them. They would always say “please” and “thank you.” They would never get up from the table without asking to be excused. They would never throw temper tantrums in public, and there would be absolutely no complaining whatsoever. The children would always […]

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 […]