Capturing a moment I want to remember

47 junior high and high school students, including my two sons, left the parking lot of Valley Life Church Surprise this morning to make their way to ZONA 2018. Over the years there have been many times I've felt hopeless for my sons. I've felt the pressure of raising them in a home where there... Continue Reading →

The glory of motherhood is Christ

Yesterday on Twitter I wrote, "Motherhood is the Shadow. Christians discipling others in Christ is the substance." Today I spent the morning chasing shadows. All the Hallmark ideas about being a mom were a no go at my house today.  Fifteen years of raising sons in a hard, "even if" marriage have taught me not... Continue Reading →

Hope for moms raising kids against the odds

“No father-no family-no faith. Winning and keeping men is essential to the community of faith and vital to the work of all mothers and the future salvation of our children.” (Lowe, 2003). I recently ran across this statement in an article born out of statistics gathered in Switzerland in the 1990’s. It’s not the first... Continue Reading →

Why I support #RedForEd

The day after tomorrow teachers across the state of Arizona are going to walkout of their schools in protest of the current state of the Arizona public education system. I have a mix of thoughts.  Mostly though, I support Arizona's school teachers. The rhetoric and commentary that surrounds this walkout is your typical jump-on-a-bandwagon or... Continue Reading →

I am woman

A lot of bad things happen to women because men abuse their power.  And a lot of women use their power to do bad things. And in both cases we have believed a lie about who we are. Lying to women about who they are has been a tactic of evil since the beginning (Genesis... Continue Reading →

7 Thing Keeping Me Awake Tonight

I worked a twelve and half hour day on the acute rehab unit today. Made chili dogs for my sons when I got home and a bowl of sautéed veggies, brown rice and quinoa for myself with a glass of pinot grigo.  Worked in my powerpoint presentation for my community health class.  And listened to... Continue Reading →

We Bear the Mark

Since the legalization of abortion 45 years ago millions of women have bought the lie that the death of this new life forming in them will somehow save theirs. And now they live with pain and shame and mocking of that lie. Today in thinking about being a woman, a mom, a sister, a daughter... Continue Reading →

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