Nurturing True Gratefulness

What is True Gratefulness? To start, let us look more closely this phrase, True Gratefulness, and analyze the internal process that results in this desirable heart posture. True Gratefulness is deep.  It is more than just a “thank you” and appreciation for gifts and circumstances.  It is not a polite custom; a means to awardContinue reading “Nurturing True Gratefulness”

How to Make the Most of Eighteen Summers

“We only have eighteen summers with them.”  A friend’s social media post recently took me aback.  We have eighteen summers to enjoy with our kids.  Our family has spent many summers in the army’s “moving season”, and we try to make the most of it.  Usually we see family (as we do not always haveContinue reading “How to Make the Most of Eighteen Summers”

A Full Cup

The internet is chock full of the call to end comparisons among moms.  Comparisons lead us to either envy or pride, and not only rob us of gratitude and joy but also provides egotistical motivation for loving behavior toward our children.  What are common standpoints we take to help us deal with comparisons? “One sizeContinue reading “A Full Cup”

Beautiful Mess

“As a mom, in whatever season of life you find yourself in, I want you to know deep in your soul that God delights in you–no matter how you see yourself” Sherry Surratt, CEO MOPS International from Beautiful Mess I had two toddlers at the time and was surviving an El Nino season in theContinue reading “Beautiful Mess”