Easily Distracted

I first read Your Girl: Raising a Godly Daughter in an Ungodly World by Vicki Courtney in June 2004.   I knew then that I would buy anything she wrote!   Since that time I've devoured Five Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter, The Virtuous Woman: Shattering the Superwoman Myth, and Logged On and Tuned Out: A Non-Techie's Guide to Parenting a Tech-Savvy Generation.   She has challenged me and mentored me in my role as a mother but also as a women seeking the face of God.  When I had the ... [Read More]

Let Down the Nets

The final session of .MOM was Priscilla Shirer ... and she was fantabulous!  Using Luke 5:1-11 as her text, Priscilla shared how Peter had left his boat after a disappointing and unsuccessful night of fishing ... and yet Jesus used that very boat to teach the crowds, and Peter, AND US!!, "He sees you! We serve a God who sees the deck of disappointment on the boat of your life.  We serve a God who sees the boat of our circumstances and He cares!" With a challenge to consider what boats we have ... [Read More]

Beautifully Devastating

Angie Smith is amazing.  When she spoke last year at a conference I attended, I was moved beyond words.   Giving expression to the depths of despair and the heights of hope, she reminds us to trust God with the hurts and sorrows and longings of our hearts. This past weekend at the dotMom conference she described motherhood as "beautifully devastating."   Oh my word!  Isn't that exactly right?   Devastate means "to lay waste" ... oh y'all, isn't that just what motherhood does to us?   It lays ... [Read More]