Summer is almost officially over. Ugh, as depressing as that sentence is for me to write, I am pressing forward and getting excited about pumpkin spice lattes and scarves and school. I've always been a teacher: first to stuffed animals, then real human children, and now to my own human children as a homeschool mom.… Continue reading Meet Your Teacher, Mama
Daughter, put the phone down, and listen. I’ve given you all you need right here.” She woke, rolled over and grabbed her iPhone. After she checked the time and rubbed her eyes, she let out a big sigh and thought about the busy day ahead. Then, she clicked on the blue square with a lower case… Continue reading Dear Daughter, Don’t Let Social Media Define You
Last week I shared with you how our daughter’s persistent petitioning of her daddy and then praying to her Heavenly Father for a puppy paid off. This wasn’t the first time, though, that this strong willed girl (Lord, help me) wore out heaven with her requests. While we were adopting our other daughter, Sharon, from… Continue reading Dear Daughter, Keep on Praying
"Daddy, look at this puppy!" Every night, my daughter would crawl up in her daddy's lap, and talk to him about her biggest wish, the dream in her heart - getting a puppy. She would show him pictures of puppy after puppy on his phone. Like seriously, every night. For two years. Never, not once,… Continue reading Dear Daughter, Come share your heart with me
Do you need to grow in your awareness of God's love for you? Could you use encouragement to entrust your worries to Jesus? Would accountability to read and meditate on God's Word daily be helpful to you? If so, THIS is for YOU! June 3rd- June 30th, I will be hosting a FREE online Bible… Continue reading Join our BLOOM Online Study!
"I'm doing this because I love you...' My daughter didn't seem moved and continued to complain about having to work on memorizing her multiplication facts over the summer. "Honey, if I didn't care, I would just let you wake up, watch tv, and do nothing all summer. But, I know what's coming in fourth grade… Continue reading BLOOM in His Love :: 3 Steps to a Growing Faith
"I was pouring out my heart to the Lord.” 1 Samuel 1:15 NLT We all have something stirring in our hearts - whether a praise, an uncertainty, a fear, an unmet desire, or a frustration - something - going on inside of us. For Hannah in 1 Samuel 1, it was the frustration of having… Continue reading God and Me: Pouring Your Heart out to the Lord