What Do I Do When Church Hurts?

I have heard so many stories lately. Stories from moms of unique little ones, just like mine. Stories of pain, misunderstanding, harsh criticism, and sorrow. Stories about church. Three years ago this week, I had a post go viral for the very first time. I wrote When Church Hurts, to describe the experience of church for my son, and to plead for a just...Read More

Why Does Sunday School Have to be School?

It's Sunday morning. How many families are fighting to get their kids out the door today, and into that Sunday school classroom? When I was a single mom, I used to look at the clock on a Sunday morning and count down the hours and minutes until my sons would be checked in to their Sunday school classes. I knew I would then have...Read More

Motherhood and Mission

Affiliate links included. Thank you for supporting my family! I remember my husband saying it to me, before we were even married. "I consider being a mom an important mission. When we get married, I want you to be able to stay home with the boys and really focus on that." (He really is a keeper y'all.) A year later, I found myself nodding in...Read More

Questions I Asked As A New Christian

I was 30 years old. A new mom and a brand new Christian. Having a baby really does change everything, doesn't it? For me, it certainly did. Jesus rocked my entire world, four months after I became a momma. Being 30, and new to this whole church thing was honestly, just plain weird. There were so many things I didn't understand about the new...Read More

What Faith Looks Like When You Are A Mom

I am preparing to speak next week about 'Faith and Fear in Motherhood'. As I have prayed about what to say and how to say it, one thing keeps occurring to me - Faith looks nothing like the pretty picture I have in my head. The longer I am a mom, the more I realize that faith, every day, is less about the rules...Read More