Encouragement

Faith-based inspiration from one mama to another.

Slam the Door on Perfect and Turn to Grace

The first time I hit publish, I was in denial. I could barely admit that I’d started a blog to myself, let alone anyone else. But there it was, a bold paragraph of words plainly existing in an online space without a single visitor. Why would an easy thing like publishing a post that no […] Read more…

God Bless This Hot Mess

A Morning of Mistakes Last Friday morning I was definitely a hot mess. It started when my four-year-old, Kai, had trouble with coughing in the night. He and I woke up several times, falling asleep again after hugs and drinks of water. When my husband’s alarm went off at 6:15, I kept on dreaming. I […] Read more…

My Soul Finds Rest in God Printable

The Quest for Real Rest {plus a printable}

I’m covered in a soft blanket, sitting next to a warm cup of coffee, listening to nothing but the sound of a clock ticking as my two kids nap. My sweet children are sleeping off their fevers, and we haven’t been healthy in weeks. I’ve lost sleep and peace of mind too. Nothing sounds better […] Read more…

5 Ways to Love Your Small Beginning

My two-year-old daughter, Sylvie, refuses to say the number one. She first learned to count during our games of hide-and-seek by covering her eyes and repeating the number three: “fwee, fwee, FWEE.” Then at Christmas, my sister Amanda taught her to say the number two. There was some serious celebrating! But Sylvie’s discerning sensibilities stopped […] Read more…

How to Be Courageous

An Experience in Healthy Fear My daughter Sylvie is courageous. But she’s also one-year-old. There have been plenty of times when her courage was actually just plain unsafe. Like the time she started a small fire for me while I was going to the bathroom. She probably wanted me to feel cozy and ready for […] Read more…

Listening to Your Intuition

We had just finished a delicious breakfast. Our 19-month-old, Sylvie, was playing in the living room, Kai and daddy were looking at Legos, and I was cleaning up our dishes. I had been laughing about something Kai said when I realized Sylvie was too quiet. We moms have this experience pretty much every day. I […] Read more…

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