3 Extra Benefits of Self-Care for Moms

I woke up while it was still dark and held my breath as I checked the baby monitor, hoping that the toddler was still sleeping. Success! My anticipation rose as I started to tiptoe downstairs, only to be stopped dead in my tracks. Our toddler, sleeping so soundly only a minute ago, was now awake and calling out. A little disappointed, I nonetheless grabbed him … Continue reading 3 Extra Benefits of Self-Care for Moms

In the Company of Hope: Finding Support and Comfort During the Holiday Season

The other night my family and I went out to watch my eldest son perform a song at a Christmas program. Throughout the program the children sang, acted, played instruments and showered us with loads of Christmas cheer. During one of the performances (a very abbreviated version of The Nutcracker) a few of the kids forgot their lines. It was fascinating to watch how everyone … Continue reading In the Company of Hope: Finding Support and Comfort During the Holiday Season

We Are Disciplemaker Moms: Choosing Confidence Over Doubt

When I first caught a vision for joining The Navigators, I was full of enthusiasm. My husband and I had been praying about what full time ministry to join, and it wasn’t too long before we realized that The Navigators would be a great fit. We deeply resonated with the concept of life-on-life discipleship, and we eagerly started the application process. God closed some doors … Continue reading We Are Disciplemaker Moms: Choosing Confidence Over Doubt

Advent Series: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

O Come, O Come, EmmanuelAnd Ransom Captive IsraelThat mourns in lonely exile hereUntil the Son of God appear Rejoice! Rejoice! EmmanuelShall come to thee, O Israel As we sat together in our living room for our one-on-one, the student I was discipling began to share about a struggle she was facing. After awhile she summed it all up by saying, “But I shouldn’t talk about … Continue reading Advent Series: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Rooted in Hope During Transition

Some years ago God closed the door to a new ministry opportunity leaving me (and my husband) in a season of waiting. It was a challenging transition, and I regret that I often responded more out of fear and impatience than faith. I wish I could say that my reaction was a fluke, and that generally, I’ve figured out how to manage change gracefully. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Rooted in Hope During Transition