Tag Archives: children

Mothering to Eternity

I was recently given the honor of speaking to a roomful of women Mother’s Day weekend. The following is a slightly tweaked rendition of my talk that sought to answer: How do you disciple your children? Whenever I go out in public with my four kids in tow (one in my visibly pregnant belly, and […]

I never expected to be here today: A Poem

It’s easy to look at the days full of meltdowns as wasted days or inconveniences, but I think that maybe they bring about the best kind of heartbreak for a mother. They are the ones that give us insight into who are children are, who we are as mothers, and they break our hearts with […]

The Gift of Humiliation

It’s been a month since my last post. The delay is partly due to other writing projects, but mostly it is because I’m nine-weeks pregnant, and all my energy has gone to housing a bean-sized person who is growing at a rapid and miraculous pace. This is my third pregnancy, and just as with the […]

Thank You for the Trees

Praying has always seemed strange to me. It’s this elusive, inexplicable thing that I know is necessary, and I feel it doing something when I do it, but I don’t understand why. There are plenty of reasons to do it, and often it’s instinctual anyway; whether it’s a whispered conversation in the dark, or a plea that […]

Easter is Kind of a Big Deal

Holiday celebrations are one of my favorite parts of being a parent. With our sons getting older we get to set the tone for each holiday, choosing our traditions, and teaching our boys how to celebrate with feasting, giving, and all-out joy. In December we spent a month in preparation for the celebration of Christmas. […]