Mothering is hard, exhausting work. And that’s on a good day! There comes a season for every mother when she is tempted to throw in the towel (if only she could find a clean one, as Crystal Paine likes to say), when she genuinely wonders whether her failures as a mother can possibly be redeemed.Read More
I’d Rather Be Doing Something…Alone
As a type A, task-oriented, “high functioning introvert”, some of my best moments are spent alone–creating, reflecting, accomplishing. Crossing items off my to-do list. Making things happen. Motivating others. Planning great things.
If you’re familiar with the biblical account of Mary and Martha, I’m definitely a Martha. I’m a doer. Stopping to focus on relationships can be a real challenge–I’d rather be doing something.
As a wife and homeschooling mother of threeRead More
Do you know someone who could use a little encouragement? Is someone you love going through a difficult time?
If you’d like to help a hurting friend but aren’t quite sure what to do, this list of suggestions should point you in the right direction. Read More
It’s safe to say that each of us has been on both sides: we’ve all experienced times of suffering and we’ve also stood by and watched loved ones suffer.
When a friend is in crisis, it can be hard to know what to do. We want to demonstrate care and concern, but we’re afraid of intruding or saying the wrong thing.
Having been there myself, I’d love to share a few insights gained through dark times when others have stepped in to encourage me.