Redeemed Motherhood – Guilt

 Asking grace today as I post from the archives.  Things have gotten a little crazy for this student mom.  Having said that, this is one of the first pieces that I wrote when I started wrestling with my regrets in motherhood and also one of the first moments where I felt the relief of His redemption.  So I would love it if you would let me share my heart with you again....
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Redeemed Motherhood – Comparison

I am never very satisfied with what I have.  Somebody always has something that I think would make my life different, better, more fulfilling.  It is a constant struggle for me to look at what I have in my life and count it as good.  Count it as a enough. I’ve struggled with this all my life.  Those days when I would go to school in the thrift store specials while other...
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Five Minute Friday – Tree

It is that time of week again where we abandon the critic, the over-thinking, the doubts and we write for the sheer joy of it.  We’re mothers, and students and brave seekers as we put our hearts, wide open, on the screen for all to see.  Won’t you join us here?  WORD:  Tree Go!! It rose with gnarled majesty right outside the big kitchen window.  Its limbs and...
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In Which I Write a Letter to the Gypsy Mama – Behind the Scenes

So the time moves quickly from week to week and I just can’t believe that it’s Tuesday already.  I’m linking up with one of my favourite community builders today, Crystal Stine, for her Behind the Scenes link up.  The one where we tell you the story behind the photo.  Won’t you join us over here and read some of the fabulous brave?   The Photo Dear...
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Redeemed Motherhood – Angry Mom

I wear my anger on my face, jaw clenched and lips pursed tight, and my throat works hard to swallow the tears that I know will come. I don’t often yell or scream,  my voice gets really low and soft as I hiss the venom of my words through clenched teeth. I am certain that I spent most of my early mothering years with this reflection shining back on my kids when they turned up their...
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