Square Pegs and Pigtails This month I was blessed to write about my sweet almost six year-old girl as part of the “30 days of love from a mother’s heart” series at KayleneYoder.com]. My daughter is a quirky kid. There, I’ve said it. Despite my feeble attempts to make her fit comfortably within society’s norms, …
  Dear grocery store clerk, I’d like to apologize. I’ve been avoiding you. You offer to take my groceries to the car and I turn you down. You try to get my attention in the parking lot to take my cart back and I pretend I don’t see you. Dear friend, I’d like to apologize. …
Today was one of those days that if I wasn’t looking for a muzzle to put on my mouth to prevent me from saying (or yelling) something stupid, I was looking for my foot to put it in afterwards. Everything my kids were doing or saying seemed to get on my nerves. Today was one …
I always dreamt of being a stay-at-home mom. For as long as I can remember, I hoped and imagined that when I had kids someday, I would be home to take care of them rather than working. I admit that I even judged some moms who worked rather than staying at home. I was convinced …
Today was a tough day. One of those days that tests you in every way. I woke up with a sore throat that continued all day along with a general malaise. I recently began staying at home with both my kids on my off days. I have found incredible grace to do this and praying …
My two kids and I were all enjoying a bowl of fruit loops this morning. There was nothing particularly spiritual about breakfast. We had not prayed together yet as a family, nor had I had time to pray on my armor. But as we were eating breakfast, there was something on my mind. I was …
Things were not going well this morning… I was determined to pray on the armor of God. My four year-old had other plans. I kept asking God to protect that time so I could be ready for the day. But the drama continued. The whining. The clinginess. And crying at the drop of a hat. …
How many times in 14 years as a flight attendant have I listened to an actor’s voice telling my passengers traveling with small children to “put their own oxygen mask on first”? I believe that putting on the armor of God every morning means that I am not only preparing myself spiritually to handle whatever …
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