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Foster Parenting As a Busy Mom

I am the mother of five boys that range in age from four to thirteen. There is plenty of wrestling, energy, and chaos in our home. However, there are also moments when everyone is getting along, things are peaceful, and I feel my heart overflowing with joy and gratitude for each of my sons. 

March 15, 2021

The Simple Story of an Encouraging Word

Proverbs 12:25 says  “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.”

Have you ever found this statement to be true in your own life? I don’t think we realize as women how great an impact a “good word” can have on our fellow sisters in Christ. We don’t grasp how an encouraging word can change someone’s perspective, give them hope, and even calm anxiety.

December 9, 2019

Fighting for Hope in the Parenting Years

There is no challenge of faith quite like parenting. You take on the monumental responsibility of raising little people; caring for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs; and figuring out how to do that on top of everything else you already do.

September 16, 2019

Not About Me

God has been teaching me something very important this year as I’ve started homeschooling my five-year-old daughter, Anna, who is in kindergarten. My husband and I know that different schooling options are right for different families, and we made this decision together, but no matter how long we talked, the decision caused much angst for me. I was fearful that my decision would be viewed as an indictment on other people who do not make…

May 27, 2019

God Cares for the Little Things

Most of my days as a mom to littles are spent surviving. No really. Our family theme song is “Hot Mess Torrences Comin’ at You Live,” and you don’t come up with a theme song like that if there’s not a reason behind it. Someone is always hungry, thirsty, knocking over something, saying their socks don’t fit right, or grumbling that they don’t like “fill in the blank.” And you know what? I love this.…

April 15, 2019