Advent means in Latin, to come or arrival.

Family traditions are something that are well-remembered by us even as we are grown. Now as parents we decide for our own families what kind of traditions and memories we want to give our children.

One of those traditions and fa...

​​​​​​​I am not here to tell you that it is going to be easy. I am here to tell you that it is going to be worth it. We have the privilege of watching our children grow, shape, and mature into the one that God wants them to become.

As I observe and become refreshed by t...

"Praise is a weapon for the battlefield," blogger and Podcaster Heidi St. John reverberated through my iPhone and broke the silence of my quiet bedroom. (check out The Budy Mom

Read that again. It is a weapon. How can something so "positive" be as such?

Evil flees from...

Has summer not measured up to the hype this year? Have hardships been dragging what is suppose to be a fun family season through the mud?

Remember that feeling you had as a kid getting out of school on the very last day? Even though we are homeschooling this is the ex...

Every so often this summer I am going to be posting a new Psalm to help minister to your soul this summer.  

Consider this a Summer Psalm Challenge, my friends. Let’s journal this together, write and re-write, discuss it, find it in the daily mundane, pray it out loud,...

Here I was. Raw. It was at the end of a day for many but for me it was just another transition. School had ended not long ago, the kids were playing outside, and I needed to get dinner going. I had barely sat down today and my body was raw and ragged. 

Still, four hours...

There is nothing the devil wants more than to hush the testimony of trials-turned-triumphs that point to the redeeming blood of Jesus Christ. 

That is one of the highlights that I heard from Lysa TerKeurst at my church’s woman’s conference this past weekend. 

Let me just...

A fight with a loved one. A disagreement with a church member, or fellow homeschool mom. Squabbles with your kids no matter the age. Road rage. 

We have all experienced this. I sit here and recount the many numerous times I have experienced this. The command to love oth...

Here we are - logged onto Facebook and scrolling. Checking out Instagram. Browsing in Pinterest. And then it comes to us: there is a master bedroom photo that makes us drool, there is a proud momma posting about her son memorizing 27 verses and writing her first short...

Have you ever been caught in a riptide? Or caught along into wave upon wave in the ocean?


If you have, you probably remember the seconds where you felt completely helpless. Like any fighting you did just made it worse. Maybe you tried swimming without any luck back tow...

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I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

Psalm 121:1-2

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