Tending God’s Garden

Summertime has always been such a wonderful time of year to point the kids to God. Just being surrounded and immersed in His creation, you can’t help but feel loved, by Him while at the same time be in complete awe of Him and all He has made. I love using the trees, the sky, flowers, animals, birds, etc. to point the kids back to their creator. There is one part of nature, however, that…

Jesus Followed

​“Mommy!! Mommy!!! Mommy!!!!” “I need you!” “Help me!” “pick me up!” “Carry me!” “Mom, I need you!” As moms of young children, we are constantly sought out and needed. We are constantly followed, prodded, touched and questioned. In addition to the needs, there are the fights that need intervention and the disobedience that needs to be addressed, never at an opportune time. Multiply this demand on your attention and time by the number of children…

Walk In Freedom

Seven years ago, when my oldest daughter was three, we installed a fence around our backyard. We had a corner lot, so up until that point, I had to be vigilant to make sure my daughter didn’t run into the street. The day we had the fence installed, my daughter RAN the perimeter of the yard with her arms wide-open. She didn’t have to be afraid of the cars anymore. She didn’t have to fear…