If you've ever felt like you've lost yourself to motherhood, you're not alone. It might feel as though you're invisible and no one sees everything you do. Join me at Her View From Home today for some encouragement for your heart.
There I was, lying in bed at the end of another day. Another day of not stepping out and doing what God had put on my heart to do. Another day of wasted opportunities.“I’ll do it tomorrow,” I whispered to myself. But that day passed, and so did the next and the next. Days turned … Continue reading Another Wasted Opportunity
A prayer for everyone who has had a tough year… Lord, I come to you broken, ready for this year to end but fearful of what the next year holds. This year has been filled with challenges and disappointments I never thought I’d face. But even in the midst of darkness, your light has been … Continue reading Prayer of Reflection Before a New Year
Have you ever been discouraged by all the evil in the world? Have you ever been discouraged by all the problems around us? The sad truth is that we live in a broken and fallen world. We live in a world that has sin, and because of that, there will always be evil, brokenness, and … Continue reading Reaching the Broken
We all find ourselves facing uncertainties from time to time. When we try to rely on our own strength, it's defeating. Instead, let's lean into the power of God. If you are in a season of uncertainty, I pray that this prayer encourages your soul. Lord, what you are calling me into, I know I … Continue reading In the Midst of Uncertainty
Today I am sharing encouragement on Her View From Home. I have seen my husband teach, guide, and love our daughters so well, and I wanted to speak encouragement to his heart. This is for all the dads out there raising daughters to follow after Christ. Those girls are blessed to have your example! "How … Continue reading Encouragement to Dads of Girls
Today is the first official day of our new journey. Michael starts his seminary classes today. This is the first year we've been married that he's not spending the week setting up a classroom or attending in-service meetings. We are embarking on this unknown two-year journey, but we are excited for what is to come. … Continue reading A New Journey
We are all wired differently. We all have unique strengths, quirks, and weaknesses. We all have triumphs and tragedies. But as moms, we have all been called by God to parent those little ones in our lives. God knows exactly how to use us to raise young children to help further his kingdom. What kind … Continue reading What Kind of Mom are You?
Enter for your chance to win a signed children's book and an author visit for your school! I’m excited to partner with The Children’s Book Review and Kat Kronenberg to bring you a special giveaway for a children’s book, Love Big. ENTER NOW for your chance to win a signed copy and an author visit … Continue reading Special Giveaway
In the fading evening light, he is out there, mowing the grass and weed-whacking. But he’s not just mowing our grass; he’s also mowing the neighbors’ yard. His selfless heart is clear for everyone to see. He could be inside, unwinding from a long, emotionally draining week. He could be watching TV or doing absolutely … Continue reading The Heart of a Servant
Twenty years. That’s how long it has been since two students walked into Columbine High School in Colorado with an elaborate plan to go on a killing rampage. I can’t believe that much time has passed. I was only in fifth grade on April 20, 1999. I can’t believe how it still brings tears to … Continue reading Twenty Years After Columbine
My love, Be your beautiful self. You love this shirt, but you don’t even realize the power behind it. Don’t conform to the world’s expectations of you. The world will try to knock you down and tell you you’re not good enough, but it’s all a lie. You have been made by God for an … Continue reading Be Your Beautiful Self
Only a few more days until the official start of spring. Maybe you’re in the middle of your own winter season, where everything feels cold, frozen, and lifeless. Maybe you’re stuck in a tough situation. Spring is around the corner. You will emerge from that tough stuff and have incredible new life. Don’t lose hope … Continue reading Changing Seasons
My three-year-old is the queen of messes. She is an experience-every-little-part-of-the-moment child. She doesn’t care if she spills stuff all over the floor or if she ruins an outfit. It’s all about fully experiencing everything in front of her. I love that about her, but it also drives me nuts sometimes. My girls were painting … Continue reading The Beauty in a Mess
Happy New Year! Another beginning. Another fresh start. I don’t know what this year has in store, but I’m looking forward to the new things it brings. I know there will be highs and lows. I know there will be laughter and sorrow. No matter what this year holds, I’m thankful I don’t have to … Continue reading A Prayer for a New Year