Book recommendations summer/fall 2021

Disclaimer: I enjoy reading widely – not only genre wise, but also author-wise. Ultimately God’s word is my authority and so I read with discernment, evaluating what I read from the worldview that the Spirit has given me through his word. I encourage you to do the same. Counseling/Therapy:  I am working towards getting accreditedContinue reading “Book recommendations summer/fall 2021”

Day 19: A Home Grounded in Goodness

Few things have impacted me more than women who know with all their heart that God is good. They have suffered deeply sometimes, AND often. They know loss, grief, chronic pain – but they also are sure that God is good and that He is for them in Christ. Christ’s mission on earth was toContinue reading “Day 19: A Home Grounded in Goodness”

Day 18: Embrace Life-giving Authority

I think we all have a complicated relationship with authority. We may have experienced the gift of kind authority AND may have suffered under harsh and needy displays of authority as well. Maybe we swing back and forth on the pendulum – going from authoritarian to permissive continually and struggling to know what the middleContinue reading “Day 18: Embrace Life-giving Authority”

Day 17: Devotion in Action – Guest Post by Sara Lubbers

Do you know what the most quoted verse in the Bible is? It’s probably the one we most need to commit to memory, the one we most need to recall while parenting, and the one we most need to teach to our children. It comes from a powerful encounter that Moses had with the LORDContinue reading “Day 17: Devotion in Action – Guest Post by Sara Lubbers”

Day 14: Helping Children Find Joy When Their Life is Hard – Guest post by Alicia Vining

“He doesn’t like anything about this country or the people,” I told the therapist about one of my children.⁣ I initiated a phone call with her because I had exhausted all my ideas. The mom guilt was weighing heavy on my shoulders. I couldn’t help but think of all the long-term issues I might beContinue reading “Day 14: Helping Children Find Joy When Their Life is Hard – Guest post by Alicia Vining”