A godly friend, like Paul

The women's bible study at my church is going through Philippians right now, using Melissa Kruger's book In All Things. It's been such a blessing to have this reminder to rejoice in the Lord Jesus no matter what. Why? Because he is greater, he is worthy, he is worth it, he is with us, he…

Anxiety, the gospel, and potty training

Today is Day One of potty training for me and my son. He's 3 and 1/2. He's plenty ready, but I'm a nervous wreck. Why am I so anxious about potty training? I have 3 kids: a 3-and-1/2-year-old, a 2-year-old, and a 2-month-old. All are (obviously) in diapers. You'd think I'd be ecstatic about getting…

Persuasion – When it hit a little too close to home

I picked up (or rather downloaded it to my Kindle) Jane Austen's book Persuasion because, although I have read it before, I couldn't remember anything about it. I tell you anything about the book or even who the characters were or anything! I either didn't finish it before, or I really didn't like it. So, I decided…

Trusting a Big God with Daily Details

"It's just been a stressful week. I need some me-time." "It makes me a little anxious when I don't know what's going to happen next." "It's finals week. I'm so stressed out!" "I'm always worried about my kids, especially when they are sick. It's a mom thing." "I've always been a worrier, my mom was…

When Mommy Says “Yes” But Daddy Says “No” – Teaching Authority in the Family

"Wives submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself it's Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their own husbands. Husbands, love…