Empowering moms to be the mom their child needs.

Be a mom who loves her children well:
with greater joy,
greater peace,
greater patience,
greater purpose and greater confidence.

A Lesson in the School of Grace that I’ll Never Forget

19 years ago I was in grad school at the University of Texas. I was taking a senior level programming class for my engineering degree. I worked my buns off! It’s one of the hardest classes I’ve ever taken. After spending countless hours on programming assignments, I made a C.

That was devastating for me. One, because I didn’t make C’s. It was ok for other people to make C’s,but not me. That was a big blow to my identity. I had always been the smart girl. Smart girls don’t make C’s. Two, because I could lose my fellowship. Three, because I had worked so dog gone hard!Continue Reading

Betrayed by my Mother’s Heart

The heart of a mother is one of life’s beautiful gifts. It’s a mothers heart that will give her body to carry her baby. Give of her breasts to feed. Stay up late nights with a crying baby. Her heart causes her to sacrifice to make sure her child has every thing he or she needs and she’ll give her life for them. She’ll go without food, and clothes. It motivates her to work her fingers to the bone so that her child has the very best. It’s the mother’s heart that kisses booboos. Her heart keeps her up late at night crying and praying for a rebellious child. A mothers heart gives us a glimpse into the heart of our Heavenly Father.

But sometimes that mother’s heart can work against us. Let me explain what I mean.

Lately, my husband and I have been walking in uncharted territory. Our oldest son graduated from highschool last year but he decided to stay at home and attend a local community college. So we have an adult who is still living at home. This is new and we’ve been trying to figure out how to respect him as an adult and yet set boundaries that honor the values of our family. It’s been a challenge!Continue Reading

Healing through Forgiveness

An online training that I did for my group mentoring  program.

In this talk I share my own story of unforgiveness and how I experienced healing through forgiving. I’ll talk about some common misconceptions about forgiveness. I’ll also step you through a process of forgiving that can totally transform your life. I use this almost daily to keep myself free from unresolved anger.

Click Here to listen to the recording.

You’re NOT Lazy, You’re just Human

I am so honored to be able to serve you. Being a mom is a tough job and I want you to know that you’re doing an amazing job! How do I know this? Because you’re actually being intentional about being the best mom you can be. Now get this: I didn’t say you were doing a PERFECT job. I didn’t say you accomplished everything you want to accomplish. I didn’t say that there aren’t things that fall through the cracks.

But I do want you to hear this:

Stop criticizing yourself for what you aren’t doing and celebrate the things you are doing. Look at how much your children have grown. Take a moment to appreciate your work. Your children entered this world totally dependent on you.  Completely unable to do even the smallest task.  Now look at them.  You’ve had ALOT to do with that.  It’s quite humbling when you consider the blessed work that we get to participate in as a mom.Continue Reading