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How to embrace your spiritual gifts

A few months ago, our pastor did a sermon on spiritual gifts. If you’ve been in the church long, you’ve likely heard your fair share on spiritual gifts. The topic wasn’t new but what he shared had me wondering why we would ever think to operate a ministry, business, committee or even a Bible study without finding out and making sure each person was using their spiritual gifts. As a lover of personality tests and living in a generation where

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6 ways to encourage your husband to pray

A common struggle for us gals who truly want to see our guys flourishing in Christ is to know the line between gracious encouragement and obsessive nagging. These tips are for those wives of hubbys who already love the Lord but who are wanting to encourage him towards a deeper prayer life.

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5 Ways to keep your cool this summer

If you’re equal parts excited and terrified for summer, welcome to the club! This is our first summer with no Mother’s Day Out a few days a week so I’m a bit nervous too. I want to share a post I hope will help you and me keep our cool when the mercury (OK, our phone apps) and a car full of cranky sweaty kids signal that it’s time to erupt like a volcano. So today, I’ve got 5 of

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8 tips to living your best life

We joke about living our best life, but don’t we all really want to? It’s more than being able to afford that guacamole upcharge. It’s more than dancing like life’s a broadway musical. Living our best life is living out and embracing what God has gifted us. I talk about this a lot when I share about Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday, but as believers, Jesus’ death on the cross not only made the way for an eternity with God

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Calling all book club leaders!

As Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday launched, we got a lot of requests for an online book club. And while book clubs are totally our thing, something about it just didn’t sit right. You see, we knew that in order for the message of Grumpy Mom to really take effect, it needed to happen in real life community! So, we came up with something just a little different. 😉

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