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  • why grace really is enough

    This morning I had the privilege of speaking with Kat Lee (who, by the way, now feels like an old friend) on her awesome podcast Inspired to Action. We talked about all things motherhood and as we spoke I was reminded,...
     
  • What’s our real desire?

    So many great books, so little time. Do you ever feel that way? I have a stack piled high of books- really great books- that I’m loving right now. And I’m excited to be sharing the author of one of...
     
  • Taking advantage of your wait

    Many weeks ago I shared a post about a book I was reading and loving entitled Wherever the River Runs by Kelly Minter.  For anyone feeling complacent in their American Christianity, Kelly’s story of the forgotten people of the Amazon and...
     
  • how to chose a bible

    The beach is my happy place.  There are few experiences that allow me to disconnect from the worries of this world and connect with God more than the sound of the waves lapping against the shore.   We only live about...
     
  • “most spiritual mom”

    It’s a thrill to be celebrating Courtney DeFeo on the blog today!  She basically ROCKS. To know her is to love her. She oozes the love, compassion, and pure JOY of Jesus. And she inspires me daily. She is my...
     
  • Why punishment and discipline have nothing in common

    What if we used moments of disobedience to come alongside our kids and understand the root of their choices rather than to come down on our kids with the stinging accusation of “How could you?” or “Who does something like...
     
  • when control is our goal

    I recently received an email from a lovely woman in the south who is leading a book group with the 6th grade moms from Perimeter Christian School in Johns Creek, GA and they are using none other than …… yes,  Parenting...
     
  • These are a few of my favorite things……

    Ok, friends, last week my amazing friend Courtney DeFeo hosted a giveaway of my newly released book, Parenting the Wholehearted Child!  And after seeing alllllllll of the awesome comments you wrote for a chance to win a copy of the...
     
  • Your story matters

    Today I’m thinking about stories.  Your story. My story. And how they all matter.  Every last one of them. This all started with an email I received last week from a blog reader turned new friend.  (I really do want...
     
  • a new normal

    I spent most of last week having small panic attacks- the kind where you’re walking out of the grocery store and you go “Holy no, where is Owen? Did I leave him in aisle 9?” I kept forgetting I didn’t...
     
  • the angst of the unknown

    That just happened. My youngest son, Owen, started kindergarten today, and I gave a whole new meaning to the term “hot mess.” I look happy in this picture, right? Well, keep scrolling.  The picture below is the one Mike...
     
  • What happens when we date our son (or daughter)

    This past week I experienced one of my most precious moments with my son, Cal. Cal is almost ten and I can barely stand the thought.  It feels like he was born yesterday and yet he is entering into double...
     
  • I can’t but you can

    We are four weeks into summer – the first summer in which I decided not to enroll my kids in many camps other than our church camp which is this week. It seemed like a good idea at the time....
     

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I'm so glad you're here. I hope you'll stay awhile and make yourself at home.

I want this to be a place for our souls to encounter grace. And I want this to be a place where we continually discover how to make the transforming love of God the foundation to how we lead and love our kids.

My prayer is that you'll always leave here not only inspired to parent a wholehearted child , but also reminded of God's wholehearted love for you!


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What happens when parents and children alike learn to live from the freedom found in being wholeheartedly and unconditionally loved (and liked!) by God.

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