Introverted Parents with Extroverted Children

Parenting is always a little stressful. That just comes with the territory of being responsible for other tiny, virtually helpless humans. But there are certain circumstances that can make parenting particularly challenging. For my husband and I, that is being introverts with extroverted children. I am an introvert. I never knew that, because I've always … Continue reading Introverted Parents with Extroverted Children

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Questions for Pastors and their families

This is something I never thought I'd ask in a million years... but, my husband is through his first 3 seminary courses and as he prayerfully seeks a ministry job, I find myself bursting with questions. So I thought I would list them here for any number of pastors or PW's or PK's (pastors, pastor's … Continue reading Questions for Pastors and their families

Even the Rocks Cry Out

Tonight was my first experience of an Ash Wednesday service with my children. Not only were we visiting a United Methodist church, which is far more formal than the Southern Baptist Church we're members of and with which my children are familiar, but we were late... As usual. Fortunately, the church had a really wonderful … Continue reading Even the Rocks Cry Out

ABC Bible Memory Verses

I've been working on these with my 2 and 3 year old. They actually end up being set to little tunes that pop into my head. It's amazing the power music has to cement things into our memory. If you don't believe me, just think about all the ridiculous songs you wish you didn't know … Continue reading ABC Bible Memory Verses

Sex without Responsibility

Let's be clear right up front. New York's "Reproductive Health Act" is straight out of Hell itself. There is nothing worth celebration when it comes to the murder of babies. That's what abortion is; call it what you want- termination of pregnancy, reproductive rights, the right to choose- it's murder. Plain and simple. For starters, … Continue reading Sex without Responsibility

Drawn to Christ and His Word

I grew up in and around the Church. As a young child, I was taught the books of the Bible, I knew about God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. I was aware of "spiritual vocabulary"; words like sin, sacrifice, faith, Calvary (not cavalry- it's a pet peeve of mine when those two words are confused.) … Continue reading Drawn to Christ and His Word

Christianity in the Public Sphere

There has been a wave of controversy (ugh, I can't stand that word, and I know I'm the last to the party on this one) over Lauren Daigle's response in her Ellen interview regarding homosexuality as a sin. Now before I go further, this post is not about Lauren, it's about the Church as the … Continue reading Christianity in the Public Sphere

Using My Prayer Guide

Last summer I really dove into the spiritual disciplines, specifically that of prayer. I set up a prayer notebook and dedicated specific times of day for pursuing prayer. What I found during that time is that: 1.) I'm not by nature a morning person. I really struggled to wake up and get to my morning … Continue reading Using My Prayer Guide

Inductive Bible Study Worksheet

Studying the Bible can be intimidating, especially for new Christians. Or maybe you've been a believer for a long time but never had someone disciple you in the area of personal Bible study. God has given me a love for teaching and a passion for His Word. The inductive study method is the method I … Continue reading Inductive Bible Study Worksheet

Female by Design

There is so much going on in our culture regarding sex and gender and identity and any combination of those subjects, that I can't speak to them all here. My primary goal in this post is to speak to the majority of women who are struggling with the typical daily struggles of life as a … Continue reading Female by Design