Teach the children to remember

Give me liberty or give me death

I cannot serve, but I can remember. And I can teach my children to remember. Years ago, we made an investment. At the time, our kids thought it was simply a vacation. But it was more. So much more. Texas was a long way from Virginia and Washington, D.C., but …

ChristiGive me liberty or give me death
In the pattern of "If you give a mouse a cookie," this cute post travels the journey of motherhood and reminds moms everywhere that God sustains you in each season of parenting. Mothers need encouragement and hope more than anyone!

If God Makes You a Mommy

In the pattern of “If you give a mouse a cookie,” this cute post travels the journey of motherhood and reminds moms everywhere that God sustains you in each season of parenting. Mothers need encouragement and hope more than anyone!

ChristiIf God Makes You a Mommy
Here's some real-life, down-to-earth truth for moms. You're not going to get it perfect and you need to hear this hope for why that's ok. Parenting is hard and mothering carries a weight all its own. Encouragement and inspiration for weary mothers and those who love them.

5 (more) things I wish another mom had said to me

You can’t enjoy every moment, A+B doesn’t always C, and other real-life words that would have brought me comfort and may bring you some now.

Christi5 (more) things I wish another mom had said to me
We all have pages of our story that aren't what we would have chosen. If the author would give us the pen, we would totally rewrite the chapters. Here’s the thing about happy endings: it depends on where you stop the story. You can’t call it yet. Click through for hope, perspective, and inspiration you're not alone.

When your story is waiting for its happy ending

We all have pages of our story that aren’t what we would have chosen. If the author would give us the pen, we would totally rewrite the chapters.

ChristiWhen your story is waiting for its happy ending
Have you ever begged God to speed up His timing — to give you something different than what you have at the time? Have you ever questioned if He was just leaving you in the dark?

When God’s timing doesn’t sync with your clock

Lessons learned while I watched my young adult daughter wrestle with God’s timing. Read about her struggle with the “waiting game” and what she learned about God’s faithfulness.

ChristiWhen God’s timing doesn’t sync with your clock
Trials in the believer’s life are inevitable and purposeful. Faith is not immune to trials; faith is fueled by trials. Encouragement to endure the valley of the shadow mentioned in the Bible in Psalm 23. Christian inspiration, wisdom and quotes from Scripture, including James, 1 Peter, and Hebrews.

5 things to do when you go through the valley

If your path is currently through the valley or you see one in your future, here are five things I’ve learned make the difference in the ability to endure.

Christi5 things to do when you go through the valley