This month, I want to just focus on the books that my kiddos and I are loving. Here are our two favorite books this month: Both of my kiddos are VERY curious, so they have naturally been obsessed with Curious George for a while. The stories are kid-centric, full of descriptive pictures to dissect, and … Continue reading What are We Reading? November Edition
Text: Numbers 13-14 It is so much easier to walk with God when we appear to be "walking on water". You know the feeling--you are winning at almost everything you try, your kiddos are behaving, and your cooking is tasting amazing. However, in the face of discouragement, we are tempted (just like the Israelites) to … Continue reading Walk Relentlessly with God
Some of my favorite childhood memories are of going on "lunch dates" with my mom. She would pick me up from kindergarten and together we would enjoy lentil soup, fresh-baked bread, and (if I finished my soup) smoothies. This soup is a recreation of that Lebanese restaurant's famous lentil soup. It tastes rich and exotic, … Continue reading Lebanese-style Crushed Lentil Soup
Being an author, I naturally love reading. Fortunately, my husband and kiddos are avid readers as well. Here is what we are into this month: On Mama's nightstand is The Holy Spirit by Sinclair B. Ferguson. I have been frustrated by misrepresentations of the Holy Spirit in our church and wanted to learn more about … Continue reading What are We Reading? October Edition
Text: Proverbs 31:21-22 Just Saturday, the weather was near 80 Fahrenheit and my family was wearing summer clothing. However, Monday morning, Autumn arrived. Windy, rainy, and 40-ish degrees in South Texas--what a shocker! Long sleeve, long leg clothes and stroller blankets for my kiddos, check. Fresh office wear for my husband, check. North Face coats … Continue reading Girl, Clothe Yourself!
Text: Matthew 5:27-30 Lately, society has indicted men for lust and sexual misconduct. However, we as Christian women also need to take inventory of our own lives and root out our own sexual misconduct. It is not good enough to remember to sleep in our own beds with our own husbands every night. Jesus taught: … Continue reading Avoiding Adultery in a “Sex in the City” World
Text: Philippians 3:12-21 Just like many other mamas who make career sacrifices in order to be more hands on with their kiddos, I too occassionally feel the urge to to go back to my previous profession. I am mature enough in my faith to know that it would be terrible decision for my family (Proverbs 14:1) and I … Continue reading Reach forward–NOT Back