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To The Worn Out Momma: Mom Guilt & Jesus

July 12, 2018

I am exhausted.

It doesn’t matter how much sleep I get, it seems like I’m always tired.

I’m sure it has something to do with being a mom. It’s summer time, so my kids are home all day and they have endless amounts of energy. And somehow, they can make even the most relaxing activities into contact sports.

  • Listening to music? Dance marathon.
  • Watching TV? Jump rope, balance on a ball, or something extra creative, but as equally energetic.
  • Playing video games? Hop around and give an extra loud and dramatic commentary.

Oh and don’t forget to add in the, “Hey mom, watch this!” comments that are sure to be inserted randomly, but frequently throughout any activity.

Queue The Mom Guilt

It’s not that I don’t love my kids. I do. And I am so blessed to be able to stay home with them, but that doesn’t make it any less exhausting. And being exhausted can make me feel like a bad mom. Trying to accomplish something for the day and not wanting to be interrupted one. More. Time. Can make me feel ashamed. Let’s just say I am no stranger to mom guilt. But I am also no stranger to Jesus.

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Faith, Fat, & Fitness

I have gained seventy pounds since my 30th birthday. Seventy. Pounds. That doubled my pants size. Literally. After the first thirty or forty pounds, my doctor assured me it was normal for women in their thirties. Not that that made me feel any better.…

July 1, 2018
Summer stress...

Summer Stress (& finding room to breathe)

Do you ever feel the pressure of summer stress? Maybe it’s having your kids home all day, maybe it’s pressure to do more fun family things, either way I think every mom stresses over something. At least I do. Summers are one of the…

June 28, 2018

Seasons May Change But These Two Things Stay The Same

I have been looking back through the blog posts and devotions I have written over the years, and I am amazed at how much has changed. The struggles I went through, the verses that encouraged me, how Jesus was with me through each moment… all of…

June 14, 2018

Back to the Beginning with Jesus

I grew up in the church. I fell in love with Jesus the summer before I started high school, and I was baptized when I was 18. But life isn’t easy. One of my favorite Scriptures is Psalm 118:17 where it says, “I shall…

May 31, 2018

When You Get Stuck In Leviticus

My mom inspires me. She’s one of those women who reads the Bible from cover to cover every year. She diligently reads in the morning when she wakes up and in the evening before she goes to bed. I would love to be that…

May 17, 2018
How to count your blessings when things go wrong

How To Count Your Blessings When Things Go Wrong

My daughter has a concussion. She was helping pick up balls at her sister’s softball practice on Monday when her head and a bat accidentally collided. It could have been worse, but it wasn’t. However, she does have several restrictions on what she can…

April 26, 2018

Hope For When You Feel Emotionally Alone

Do you ever feel like you have no one to talk to? Like no one could possibly understand what you are going through or how you are feeling? That’s where I’ve been this week. There are things going on that I simply can’t discuss…

March 29, 2018

My Bravery (& Faith) Came To A Breathtaking Stop

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength… all things except kill a rattlesnake. However, if I’m honest, I probably could have killed that snake if I had really needed to. Or if I would have stopped long enough to pray…

March 26, 2018