I couldn't read because light hurt my eyes. Screen time was out of the question. I couldn't even sit up. I could only lay there thinking of all the things I needed to be doing. But every minute I kept still was another that helped keep my baby growing safely inside me. I knew eventually the bedrest would not be enough. I knew that one day I'd go for a check-up and be told I couldn't go home. I knew we might be facing a pre-term delivery and ... Read More about Songs We Put On Repeat In Hard Times
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If Facebook can be trusted, there are two types of people in the world: those who listen to Christmas music year-round and those who only listen to it in December. I fall in the former category as the majority of the Christmas music I like is just music that celebrates Christ and His coming...and that's something to be celebrated year-round! And as much as I love the old Christmas carols (especially those that have lots of obscure verses!), I ... Read More about Why You Should Listen to Christmas Music All Year
I first caught the vision when I heard someone share during a funeral at our church. The man's grandson reflected on many memories, but said that the one impression that would never fade was what he saw each morning during visits to their home. He'd awake to find his grandparents sitting at the kitchen table reading the Bible together. I was single then. But I knew that's the kind of marriage I wanted. That's the kind of priority I wanted to ... Read More about I Need Thee Every Hour: A Vision for Devotions in Changing Seasons
As any mama knows, one of the givens of life with little ones is noise. And with three littles ages four and under in my house right now, it seems like it's one of the noisiest seasons yet! Most of the time I don't really mind the noise, but I'm pretty picky about adding to the noise in regard to music. However, all my littles, especially my oldest one, absolutely love music! My four-year-old will sit and just listen to music for long periods ... Read More about The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like This
My family loves music and our little ones are no exception. From the time he was very small, Cedar loved to bop around to music and he had surprisingly good rhythm for a baby. As he got older and more mobile, such "dancing" evolved into assorted hops and jumps and spins. Anything with a beat will get him going and his little sister is starting to follow in his footsteps. Now, at just over two years old, Cedar can already identify different ... Read More about Big Stories for Little Ones