I’m a freelance writer, speaker, seminary student, and blogger. My favorite places in the world are on a trail with my family—or by myself writing in some little nook on a comfy chair with a hot cup of coffee.
Motherhood has been a struggle for me. As a new mom I stressed over homemade organic baby food and trying to have my son read before kindergarten. Ok. Maybe I am a closet perfectionist. I just want to be faithful in this awesome gift called motherhood, don’t you?
But for the first years of my motherhood adventure, I planned and chore charted my way through trying to overcome my fears. Fears of ruining my kids. Fears of wasting my life in a pile of dishes when other people were making real differences in the big world—out there somewhere. I continually covered up the symptoms of a sour heart with pithy Christian sayings and pep-talk.
Then Jesus got a hold of me.
Simple words flushed out the toxins in my soul as God whispered, “I love you. I love you. I love you.”
He didn’t lead me to articles to change me like 5 Steps To Never Ruining Your Kids.
He gave me Himself—and reminded me of His unconditional love.
And I’m still on the journey of learning how Jesus’ truth and love really are enough—and how faithful motherhood looks different in each family and for each child.
The world is messy, mamas. And so are our hands with milk spills, dirt-pasted faces, and toy explosions. So, lets walk the crazy journey hand in hand (or screen in screen) and help carry the buckets of sorrows or splash in the moments of joy—together.
Real. Faith. Moms.
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