When the rain comes

These few months of "winter" here in southern California have proven to be a struggle for me and my kids. Between cold viruses and rainy days, we have been inside more than I would like. Looking to Valentine's day, I see more rain on the way, and I am super tempted to pout and complain.…

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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…

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…