FACEBOOK LIVE INTERVIEW: STOP and Think!

FACEBOOK LIVE INTERVIEW: STOP and Think!

"If we are not careful, we'll allow what we see to influence our decisions instead of allowing the truth of God's Word to trump our limited vision. Like jelly donuts in the hands of a small child, whatever's filling our hearts will squish out when life presses us hard." The MOB Society Founder and President, Brooke McGlothlin and I spent some time talking about what happens when we allow God's Word to infiltrate all of our life and everything that we do,  and about her new book “Gospel Centered Mom“....Read More
You Want A Mentor?  13 Things You Will Need To Know About Me First

You Want A Mentor? 13 Things You Will Need To Know About Me First

I always thought that when I entered the "middle aged" season of life, I'd be much wiser than I actually am.  I would be confident and  I would have reached a point of  being able to scatter little bits of wisdom all over the place! None of what I imagined is a reality. Instead, I find myself in this season having been emptied of  all the misconceptions I had about myself, life, and what things would be like at this point. Rather than looking in the mirror and seeing a...Read More
FACEBOOK LIVE INTERVIEW: The Daily Disciplines of a Gospel Centered Mom

FACEBOOK LIVE INTERVIEW: The Daily Disciplines of a Gospel Centered Mom

Are you living a "god-ish" life, or are you living "Jesus strong?" Are you practicing the Daily disciplines of the gospel centered mom? The MOB Society Founder and President, Brooke McGlothlin and I spent some time talking about “The Daily Disciplines of the Gospel Centered Mom”, and about her new book “Gospel Centered Mom“.  (This video originally appeared on the MOB Society Book Club page.)   
10 Ways To Connect With A Millennial

10 Ways To Connect With A Millennial

"The older generation doesn't know how to be transparent!" he said. "We just want them to be honest and transparent. We don't want to be 'taught' all the time!"  I listened as my young friend expressed his opinion of the older generation. My feelings of frustration grew because an entire generation was being labeled. I wished there could be a context in which generations could come together and honestly get to know each other. God has given me a huge burden and desire to confront this generational divide that is so...Read More
New Year’s Resolution, Bucket Lists, And The Book of John

New Year’s Resolution, Bucket Lists, And The Book of John

Recently, while reading through the book of John, I was impacted by some sobering reminders. Conviction's arrow pierced my heart as I saw that my way of viewing life often becomes more conformed to this world than to having the mind of Christ. In Chapter 5, I was reminded that Jesus did not come to seek his own will but the will of his Father. He had no agenda.  No bucket list.  He didn't come to  follow his dreams or set personal goals. How easy it is to become drawn in...Read More
FACEBOOK LIVE INTERVIEW:The Me Gospel Vs. The True Gospel

FACEBOOK LIVE INTERVIEW:The Me Gospel Vs. The True Gospel

"We've bought into the lie that that we are the main characters in the story of our lives. God cares more about His grand plan than our immediate comfort or concerns. The creator of the universe has designed your circumstances to highlight the beauty of His perfect strength.  Abandoning the me-gospel frees us to embrace God's great big time-spanning all-consuming story, and it is better than anything we could design. " Gospel Centered Mom  The MOB Society Founder and President, Brooke McGlothlin and I spent some time talking about "The Me...Read More
11 Reasons Why Honoring Your Parents Is Important, Whether Or Not You Think They Are Deserving

11 Reasons Why Honoring Your Parents Is Important, Whether Or Not You Think They Are Deserving

If you google the subject of  "difficult parent/grown child relationships" you will discover countless articles longing to give you an education on how to survive your relationship with your parents, all the mistakes your parents have made, what makes a toxic parent, why you are estranged from your parents, how parents push away their adult children, and how to deal with controlling parents. Over the years, in an attempt to be sure that I don't drive my own children away, I have read, studied, and taken notes on these kinds...Read More
A Prayer For When You Battle Depression

A Prayer For When You Battle Depression

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you that you never change, even when everything around me is changing and unpredictable. (Hebrews 13:8) Thank you that you are stable, even when I feel so very unstable. (Isaiah 33:6) It feels like Satan has been whipping me around! Please sustain me, protect me, and enable me to stand. (1 John 4:4; Psalm 28:7) I know that because sin entered the world, all of creation is under a curse--all creation groans. (Romans 8:22) Because of this, I struggle physically, emotionally and spiritually. Thank you for how...Read More
6 Truths to Remember When You Feel Like You Don’t Fit In

6 Truths to Remember When You Feel Like You Don’t Fit In

As long as I can remember, years before social media gave us the ability to see into others' lives, I have felt as though I was on the outside looking in--never quite fitting in with those around me. There have even been times when I've felt this way around my own husband and children, not because they've done anything to make me feel "less", but because it was the truth I learned to believe about myself before they were ever my family. As I have lived life with my beautiful,...Read More
FACEBOOK LIVE INTERVIEW: No! We Are Not Enough

FACEBOOK LIVE INTERVIEW: No! We Are Not Enough

  The world wants us to believe the message that we are “enough”,  and that we have what it takes to do it all and to be the moms we want to be, but the Word of God tells has a very different message for us! The MOB Society Founder and President, Brooke McGlothlin and I spent some time talking about this, about our "hard to handle" boys, and about her new book “Gospel Centered Mom“.  (This video originally appeared on the MOB Society Book Club page.) If you are...Read More
15 Things To Pray To Help Keep You From Legalistic Parenting

15 Things To Pray To Help Keep You From Legalistic Parenting

A little over a year ago, my book "Grace Gifts: Celebrating Your Children Every Day"  was released. It is a compilation of things that God has taught my husband and I, and is still teaching us, in our parenting journey. It was a scary thing to put it out there. It is precious to me because it God's story for my family, but I also know that we are all in different places and that some might not appreciate or even like it. I suppose that's a risk you take when...Read More
12 Ways To Encourage Your Son To Be A Godly Leader

12 Ways To Encourage Your Son To Be A Godly Leader

In the book of Judges, we see that the Lord raised up judges. These judges were men that God called, He gave them His spirit, and qualified them for the work He had for them to do. He had a specific purpose for these judges, and that was to deliver the people of Israel out of the hands of their enemies, restore them, protect them, and bring justice to them. Our sons have a specific calling as well. They are called to be godly leaders. As parents, we can teach them...Read More