Fathering

The role of a mother is to support fathering and the role of a father is to support mothering. Last month, I was privileged to write a devotional in partnership with Mr. Michael Griego , a seasoned father and grandfather. He shared scriptures, prayer points, and 5 essentials for great and effective fatherhood, and I […]

Are you Sad?

There is a little human in my house who considers himself my happiness coach. He constantly inquires about my emotional state because we have been communicating with emotions. After doing something wrong, we often have the following conversation: Little One: “Mommy, are you sad?” Me: “Yes I am” Little One: “Nooooo, I don’t want mommy […]

Prayers for Fathers

If fathers were not uniquely important in the lives of children, we would not need them for procreation. However, there is more to fatherhood than procreation. Fathers uniquely discipline and comfort their children. 2 Corinthians 1:3 (NIV) says, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and […]

Unsolicited Advice

Young mothers despise unsolicited advice, particularly from experienced mothers. Sometimes, experienced mothers belittle the natural competency of young mothers. Perhaps, this is why many young mothers resist counsel from seasoned mothers. What if seasoned mothers feel the need to provide unsolicited advice because they genuinely care. What if being condescending is not their intention. What […]

Mother’s Day When Your Adult Child Doesn’t Celebrate You

The media inundates us with images of loving mom and child relationships, their hands holding beautiful bouquet flowers. We see gifts, cards, and children bringing their mom food in bed while sentimental music accompanies the acts of love. For some moms, the images can bring emotional pain. As Mother’s Day approaches, we may begin to […]

The Joy of Being Mom: Embrace the Adventure* by Judy Brisky [REVIEW & GIVEAWAY]

Originally posted on My Life in Our Father's World:
SYNOPSIS Yes, you can have joy and be a mom at the very same time. You know all about crying babies, dirty diapers, toddler tantrums, potty training, school assignments, and the list goes on and on. Ahhh, Motherhood! But wait, there’s more! Judy Brisky wants…

Call to Prayer 2

Thank you all for joining the call to prayer for children in our communities. So far, over 1000 people have subscribed for this prayer devotional within the past 7 days and 200 + have completed the devotional. Intercession must continue beyond this season. If you are a Christian, you are Christ’s ambassador (2 Corinthians 5:20) […]

Call to Prayer

Hey fam! Here is an invitation for you to join me in praying for children in our communities over the next 5 days. Consider fasting if possible. It is Lent, I assume many Christians fast during this time. I wrote Our Little Ones, a 5 day devotional to guide our intercessory prayers for children this […]

What’s Your Child’s Love Language?

What’s your child’s love language? My favorite behavioral and developmental model is the DIR model. DIR means Developmental, Individual-Differences, and Relationship. The DIR model considers individual differences (the strengths and weaknesses of an individual) when developing an intervention plan. Our children’s love languages are individual differences we must consider in our parent-child relationships. For example, […]

We Cried

Mindfulness is being present. I have a 2-month-old. He received some shots recently. The day he received his shots, the shot sites suddenly became more uncomfortable and painful. So, he started crying. I had a lot going on..school work, business, etc. Yet, I told myself they would have to wait. I decided to be present- […]