Why I take a Summer Blogging Break + 4 Simple Ways to Keep in Touch

Have you ever grown a zucchini plant? Or had a neighbor who grew a zucchini plant? If so, then you know that zucchini plants are productive little buggers, and gardeners are often searching for ways to dole out the abundance. Well, I planted NINE zucchini plants in my garden last year. I’m not sure what…

Is the Christian Life REALLY the Best Life?

A 2002 study by the Southern Baptist Convention’s Family life Council found 88% of the children in evangelical homes leave church at the age of 18. Eighty-eight percent. Of  those who leave, only 60 percent will ever return. Scary, right?!? This article was inspired by a message I delivered to the students of Rapid City Christian…

When You Feel All Alone in Your Grief | By Sabrina Chapiel

I’m sitting on the dry grass in front of the coop. The green flecks of spring are beginning to grow though the dead fall grass still lingering. Green life, reaching for the nourishment of spring sun. Kristopher always loved watching the chickens for some reason. Here, now, I’m reminded of him. This summer it will…

Summer Reading List for Christian Moms + Free Printable

I’ve been waiting ten years for this. That’s 3,650 days. 87,600 hours. More than 5,000,000 minutes. Waiting. Dreaming. Counting down…. But it’s finally arrived. A deliciously memorable motherhood milestone….. After years and years of “you must be within arm’s length” and “high-alert, don’t-look-away, poolside parenting,” I am finally going to be THAT MOM! THAT MOM I used…

3 Questions to Help Christian Moms Thrive This Summer

“Mommy, this was the best day ever,” my 8-year old daughter announced in between bites of frozen custard. It was our very first day of summer break, and we were making the most of it. After an impromptu playdate at the park with two of my best friends and their flock of 5, we headed…

Trading Silver Moments for God’s Sacred Gold | By Gleniece Lytle

There are many things we do, as moms, to keep our homes running smoothly and our families fed, clean, and content. That is part of what gives us joy and purpose. But what mom doesn’t crave those quiet, uninterrupted moments? Those chocolate-melting-in-your-mouth-with-your-eyes-closed moments.  Those precious moments between “Mom, I can’t find my hairbrush!”, “Mom, I’m…