Accepting Life As It Is: A Sweet Surrender. We don't like the word surrender. Could the best of life happen when we surrender and let God lead?

Accepting Life as It Is: A Sweet Surrender

Today I am guest blogging at Accordant Life.  This is an honor to be posting over there. Marina has been blessed with a new addition to her family, a little baby boy. She has invited some bloggers to help fill in as she enjoys her babymoon with her little guy.…

Why Should I Want To Stick Out in Faith? My daughter wanted to stand up for her faith, but she didn’t want to stick out. How does God bless us when we stand out?

Why Should I Want to Stick Out in Faith?

My teeth were clenched, and I felt sick to my stomach. The steam was pouring out of my ears like it does on the cartoons. My inner mama bear was furious. I felt like I had to do something: tell someone off, or anonymously post something eluding to the incident…

How Do You Parent When You Are Overcome By Your Own Mess? We are sometimes sinking in our own problems, and can't see beyond that. Do you ever feel like your mess will become your child's mess?

How Do You Parent When You’re Overcome by Your Own Mess?

 Sinking A few years ago, I was clawing at normalcy. A few health conditions knocked me off my feet, and I was sinking into a pit of anxiety. Every day I felt like I was trending water, and any moment I could go down. And the mess is so big…

Putting Faith at Center Stage in My Parenting.When I don’t place faith at center stage, I become a ball of nerves listing all the things I didn’t do or things I did “wrong”.

Putting Faith at Center Stage In My Parenting

  Putting Faith at Center Stage In My Parenting By Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros Friends, I’m so honored to have one of my new friends, Carolina on the blog today. She is going to share a post about parenting for this month’s theme. I have enjoyed spending time on her blog, Cisneros…

Have You Forgotten About this Reward from God?

Can I let you in on a little annoyance of mine? I get tired of people who look at the size of my family and then say hurtful comments. Wow you must be a saint. You must like to work a lot. Do you know how birth control works? My…

How I Lost Control. Anxiety makes us feel out of control. When we grasp hold and try to direct life, it causes stress. When we release and let God, we feel at peace.

How I Lost Control

The hour before the bus comes in the morning brings with it pure insanity. Some mornings I want to return to bed because it goes that bad. Five kids and a puppy in the early morning can test my poise. When difficulties and chaos are present, it’s so easy to…

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