How to become an Ambassador of Hope in your home

This message has been on my heart for a long time. We need to experience more hope. And unfortunately, what happens in our homes can suck us dry and leave us feeling exhausted and grumpy. I know there is a better way. I wrote a whole book on it (hi! Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday) that I can’t wait to share with you in April. I am a naturally melancholy person, so if life is neutral I’m going to lean

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How to teach your kids about God

One of the biggest questions I get asked is “What are your tips on how to share our faith with our kids?” No small question, right? And to be totally honest, I usually stutter a bit not knowing how to respond. Because though we try to be intentional in many ways, the majority of the times we talk about our faith, it’s unplanned and slips in naturally. So today I will share several practical tips on teaching your kids about

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What to pray for your kids

So, the other day we talked about those unique moments when it’s not time to pray for your kids but CLEARLY we should be praying for our kids a whole lot! I have found such comfort and surrender with my kids as I’ve prayed for them over the years. We’ve prayed about their names. We’ve prayed about their deliveries. We’ve prayed about their safety. We’ve prayed about sleep.   We’ve prayed about their food palates. We’ve prayed about salvation. We’ve

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What to pray as you parent

Yesterday, we talked about our role in our kids’ lives and how although prayer is one of the most important things we can do for our kids, it cannot happen in a vacuum. There are times we need to be praying for the Lord to use us and change us to transform our kids. What happens in our own lives has an incredible impact on our little ones so I want to make sure to be intentional to cover my parenting

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When we don’t need to pray for our kids

Recently, I went to kiss Vivi goodnight and started praying for her. She’d been particularly disrespectful so I was laying hands on that child praying for Lord to reign down some goodness and transform her. But it was like I stopped dead in my tracks and just thought, “change my heart so that the shepherding that happens as a result of a changed momma will change her.” In that instant, I felt like the answer wasn’t some wam bam transformation,

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