The power of moms who pray

Is there anything more powerful than a mother who prays? She doesn’t look like much, I know- on bended knee, alone But isn’t there something about a woman who opens her heart to the Lord? who is brave enough to realize her own vulnerability in loving these people so much? who is strong enough to […]

Unite in Prayer for Teachers

Thank You God for the gift of every single teacher, who truly cares about our young people. Please bless educators in a special way today. Help them to feel appreciated for all they do for our kids on a daily basis. Build a supportive, encouraging community around every teacher, Lord. Move mountains to provide them with […]

Simple Faith: Believe in angels

I think angels are like children- always innocent, always trying to get our attention when we think we’re too busy to play. I think angels are like children- sometimes hiding with a grin under the laundry we need to fold, hoping to pounce and make us smile. I think angels are like children – sometimes […]

Miracles in the maddening aspects of motherhood

Last night, I had a moment that would have made me smile if I wasn’t literally running to get a paper towel to stop my finger from bleeding. It wasn’t funny, but at the same time it was because it was such a maddeningly typical moment that every mother of small children can probably relate […]

A healing prayer (for when your child is sick)

Try reading this as an invocation before praying over your child with laying on of hands  Heavenly Father, Thank You for loving this child even more than I do. Thank You for being present with us by the power of Your Spirit. Thank You for wrapping her in Your loving arms through this prayer from […]

Expect great things from the Lord

This week for the first and last time, all three of my sons were in the same Christmas program at school. My eldest had overcome many fears to take on a lead role, and I had volunteered to work with the kids on their lines so was personally invested in many of them-I was looking […]

What I loved about taking my kids to serve the poor

They dragged their heels, they complained. They made excuses and tried to get out of it, but I’m glad I followed through and had my 10 and 8 year old sons come with me to help serve meals to the poor at a soup kitchen on Thanksgiving weekend. My kids are incredibly fortunate in every […]

Unite in Prayer: To protect the innocence of children

Lord, You are our Heavenly Father and Protector. Thank You for always being present in our lives and the lives of our precious loved ones. In this dark world, please guard our children’s hearts and minds from all negative influences, which would draw them away from You. Fill their lives with faithful, supportive friends. Bless […]

A busy mom’s prayer

Lord, You know I love my children more than anything on this earth. I want to give them the very best that life has to offer, but I find that I’m constantly pulled beyond my limits. Between their needs and all of my other responsibilities, I really need Your help. Be my eyes, when they are […]

Steering kids toward the treasure of faith

My boys had a rough time getting off to school this morning. There was arguing and drama – normal kid stuff, but it was stressful until we got into the van at the very last minute. Once they buckled up, I knew I needed to connect with their hearts and steer us all back into the […]