Gifts for the world from the heart of a stay at home mom

I am a stay-at-home mom with a global heart.  I would love to magically heal all the brokenness I see on planet earth and make everyone’s dreams come true like in a Disney movie, but I haven’t figured out how to do that yet, especially while caring for my own four kids. Running the hamster […]

Simple Faith: Cultivate a daily prayer practice

He pours Light like coffee into our souls. He awakens us again and again to what’s real. All He needs is an invitation, an open heart, a prayer.  2 Corinthians 4:18 “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is […]

Special Blessing for a child

Heavenly Father, bless this precious, beloved child of Yours. Fill his mind, body, spirit and soul with so much of Your Divine Love that it flows like a river of Life through his thoughts, through his words, through his choices, through his talents, and through his faithful presence in the lives of others, ever more […]

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 […]