Momlife is TOO hard!

I have been remembering those days throughout my momlife where I wanted to escape. Where my biggest dream was the "mom fairy" bursting through my door and saying, "You are such a great mom, you deserve a break...I am going to wave my wand and send you on a two day vacation...where would you like to go?" Never happened. Being a mom is hard - it's a daily assault on self. Being a mom is important - it's a daily opportunity to pour into the … [Read more...]

Tenacious Faith – Kay Arthur, Nicole C Mullen and more!

If you are in need of some serious spiritual refreshment I hope you will consider joining me in Nashville Tennessee on October 23rd and 24th for an amazing time of teaching, praising and seeking the One who loves you like no other! As a matter of fact, how about a "road trip" with some friends! What better reason to gather a group of women than to hear instruction from a dedicated Bible teacher and spend intentional time seeking God!  I can … [Read more...]

My Son Is Ignoring Me!

I recently got an email from a mom (who asked to remain nameless) who shared that she was struggling in how to interact with her tween son who was rapidly loosing interest in his desire to hang out with her. Woe is me --- I have been there, and it hurts and it is confusing. I want to encourage her and all of you moms that is NORMAL and is NOT a reflection on you or your relationship with your son.  And I REALLY want to thank my new friend … [Read more...]

5 Truths About Mom

Recently several different friends have shared with me that they are talking to moms and what they are hearing is lots of hopelessness.  That breaks my heart. But I have been there. And I know how to get on the other side of hopelessness. Moms, hear this, and hear it loud and clear: 1 – You are not alone. . . . There is a Father in heaven who loves you. Loves, loves, loves you—let that sink in. 2 – You are not alone. . . . You have … [Read more...]

Join Me At Heart to Home

There are some big "goin on's" happening in early February that you need to know about! I trust you have heard of West Monroe Louisiana - a few guys with beards and some hand hewn duck calls pretty much put that corner of the world on the map.  And the little town of West Monroe is about to be over run by large groups of women who are driving and flying in from all over the country to attend the Heart To Home conference on February 6th and 7th … [Read more...]

Teach, Yes – Demand, No!

Sometimes as a mom I blow it. Sky high. A willingness to admit and adjust is a necessity as a mom. Can you relate? She walked up to me smiling, “OK Mom, my room’s all done! Come and see!” I stepped away from my own chores and followed her bouncy little body into her room. There she stood, grinning from ear to ear, I got her best Vanna White arm extension, followed by a wink of those big brown eyes and a merry, “Ta dah!” I gave her … [Read more...]

Keep It Simple

Sunday afternoon was peace and quiet loveliness for me. After weeks of rain we had a beautiful day of clear skies and sunshine. I went out back to just spend some time alone doing nothing. Suddenly I found myself taking off my shoes and socks rolling my jeans up to my knees and laying down on the grass. I experienced an overwhelming desire to just feel the ground beneath me, relax and soak up the sun's warmth. I did absolutely nothing but lay … [Read more...]

Your Kid Is Not Like Every Other – and that is good!

I have been thinking a lot about my son lately. He just graduated from High School. It happened...just like that. Oh the memories! I am remembering the little boy with the compassionate heart, the playful disposition and the thoughtful eyes fringed by bangs who has always captivated my female heart with constant busyness and curiosity. As a little guy he would toddle over to the front door and with his tiny open hand he would slap the … [Read more...]

Best Marriage Advice Ever

Wait for it, it’s coming...keep reading. My daughter just got married. As in last weekend. She has a new name. Here’s the thing – I love her husband...already. Because I know him so well, I have known him for over 21 years. Even though we met in person two years ago. When you pray for someone for 21 years you just know them - the Holy Spirit does that. Mom’s, pray for your child’s future spouse. It matters. I have spent much … [Read more...]

Moms Crave Quiet

When my children were very young, there were two commodities I was in constant need of: "quiet" and "time," that is for daggum sure! It seemed there were not enough hours in the day for me . . . and let's face it, many days "me" was at the top of my list. As I now contemplate my need "back in the day" for what is commonly referred to as "me time"—that quiet and time I so longed for—I find divine irony in the truth that what I actually … [Read more...]