• Children's Mental Health

    Children’s Mental Health Matters

    Not quite three years ago I traded my role with the community mental health center for freelance work that would allow me to stay home and manage my family. This flexibility has been a blessing while navigating family affairs ESPECIALLY in the midst of pandemic. Even so, mental health has remained top of mind for me especially where our children’s mental health is concerned. The mental and emotional well-being of children has always been close to my heart, particularly as the rates of youth suicide (both attempted and completed) have risen. So many stressors and triggers were already present. Now we’ve piled on stressors we never could have imagined in…

  • Text Message from God While Grieving

    Hearing From God While Grieving

    Saturated with grief, resources drained from a week long battle with a cold, I awoke to face the miserable day. The day that would have been the due date of my third lost pregnancy. Everything I needed this day hinged upon hearing from God while grieving. After peeling myself out of bed I switched on auto pilot. Time marches on, regardless of the grief pressing down. I had to march forward as well. In whatever way I could muster. I started the coffee and opened my Bible but I was unable to absorb anything more than black typed words on white page. I needed to hear from God; to know…

  • May Scripture Journaling: Staying In The Word

    There’s always so much to get done in a day and hardly time to accomplish it all BUT we all need to find time to stay in the Word! Here’s the April Scripture Journaling schedule for the month ahead that will help us to do just that! The theme for the month of May is Fear & Hope! Scripture Journaling is a simple (and not overwhelming) way to get into The Word daily. It’s a way to get quiet with God -if even for a few minutes among the chaos of motherhood – to meditate and reflect on His living words of truth. Scripture Journaling: How To Monday through Friday find…