Lutheran Service Book #611 This hymn writer didn't waste any time getting to the heart of it ALL. The writer puts it so simply yet it is so hard for me to wrap my head around. When we get a glimpse at the depth of our sin we get a glimpse at how big the … Continue reading Chief of Sinners
Parenting books line the shelves of stores, parenting articles number the billions in google searches, advice from strangers on blog forums, advice from friends and family... the list of ways to obtain information is long. Parents are on information overload.My brain just wants to shut off some days. My brain wants to say I am … Continue reading This Mama’s Verse
I'm not a prayer expert. But I do pray. Sometimes praying with or for my children is overwhelming. All I can think of are doubts and questions. What am I missing? What should be my main concern to pray for them, about them, or with them? I can find hundreds of resources on Pinterest, in … Continue reading Praying for our kids
All through bible study my two year old scream sang.Cartoons, Home, Phone. Cartoons, Home, Phone. His voice would quiet, almost to the point of sleeping but would pop his head off my shoulder as soon as he realized sleep could be in his near future. I could not get him to settle down. I eventually … Continue reading Wrestling in Church
The more I dive into these hymns the more I want to recommend them as a devotional resource and that is exactly what I'm going to do today. I would encourage you to go pick up a hymnal. In particular the Lutheran Service Book from Concordia publishing house. I say that because I love … Continue reading Come to Calvary’s Holy Mountain
As a mama who sends her kids off to school each day the mass murder in FL is the type of thing that haunts my thoughts. As a mama I never want to see this happen again. As a mama I will pray that it does not happen again. As a mama I need … Continue reading How should Mamas react to school violence?
Babies, we are babies in this picture! When my husband told me about this 60/40 rule I initially wanted to kick him in the teeth and thought it was the most unromantic thing I had ever heard him utter. We had not been married long when he revealed … Continue reading Marital Romance and the 40/60 rule.
This Sunday the gospel reading was about Jesus on the top of a mountain with his disciples and a few dead guys (Moses and Elijah). Mark 9:2-9 reads: "And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up on a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured … Continue reading Get Off The Mountain Top, Lady
"Her glasses are gone, and her pupils look like they are full of milk, but strangely they do not unnerve him. He remembers a phrase of Frau Elena's: belle laide. Beautiful Ugly." -An excerpt from Anthony Doer's book 'All the Light We Cannot See' I tried to make a chart.... but they can't be separated … Continue reading Belle Laide (Beautiful Ugly): The Christian Life
Standing at my kitchen sink thinking of the twenty tasks I'd love to accomplish for the day one of my kiddos sneaks up behind me. 'I'm sorry Mama'. Half because I think I have to much going on to dig deep into my child's heart and half because I don't want to acknowledge that they … Continue reading Is it okay?