While We Are On The Subject …

of cultural pressure; let me ask this. Is accepting callings doctrine, or masterfully manipulative cultural pressure? A lady once shared with me that she had declined a calling to be PP due to the Lord revealing to her, through fasting and prayer, that she should not...

Spring Time Rush

There is nothing I enjoy more than streams filled with icy cold water born from melting snow. The stagnant stream bed is revived and life springs forth almost instantaneously. I can smell the coldness of the water and hear the gentle smoothing of the rocks as the...

Raising Mothers

My daughters were filling out an informational sheet about themselves the other day. The typical “what do you want to be when you grow up” question brought the same response from them both; a mom. When this information was shared with the group for the...

Thank You! (and a plea)

I am a big fan of surrogates. My children would not be who they are without them. I have been reflecting on this a lot lately as I have relied heavily on these angels for the past nearly two years. Whether it's taking my daughters to ballet, having the whole brood...

Is Prayer Essential?

I was having a conversation recently that has been percolating in my mind and heart. I thought I'd spill it out here and see what happens. So this friend asked me, “Do you think you can have a meaningful relationship with God without personal prayer?” My...