We can parent in the midst of failures knowing we are fully known by God and accepted fully through Christ.
This tension that we must keep in balance with God-given wisdom is really a call to be like Christ.
God's goal for us as his children is not to conform us to Christian culture, but to his Son.
Life transitions remind me that identity is a complex topic and not something that can be reduced to one or two things, like being a wife and mother. There are many layers that make up who we are, but the one most important layer is the foundation.
Knowing who God is and how he interacts with us and his world will give us assurance in the wilderness of the soul.
We stand firm in battle, because we know the one who has won the war for us, and he is our greatest weapon.
I didn't want to get married. But I knew I was turning away a gift from God . . .