The Words of the Season

Derives from the Latin word “adventus”.  A coming, approach or arrival.  A period of four weeks before Christmas when Christians prepare for the coming of Christ.  Each week has a theme to ponder as they anticipate the celebration of Jesus birth on Christmas Day. Read more...

Are You Waiting For a Miracle This Christmas?

This year our pocket books are super tight, we are having a family struggle and today is the anniversary of my little sister’s death 13 years ago. Christmas time is such a joyous time and yet, for me, a real time of humble memories of a God that sees us in our desperation. He meets us right where we are and He longs to bless us and sing over us. Every Christmas I think back to a time when I was so desperate for God, I’m actually always desperate, but this one year… Read more...

Love Thy Neighbor: Part 2

Last month, I wrote about defining who our neighbors are and the fact that I knew nothing about mine despite living in my house for so long. So, the past three weeks, I have made it a point to change this. I have had real conversations with a few of them. I now know their names and they know mine. Beyond that, I also know something real about each of them. Something beyond the kind of car they drive or how long they let their grass get before mowing it. It’s amazing how something as simple as that can make me feel so much safer and more connected. Read more...

Christmas Is For Moms Too

It was supposed to be one of those perfect kinds of Saturdays. We’d tromp through the snow, get our tree, decorate it as a family and start getting the house ready for Christmas. As the day went on, I heard the annoyance in my voice. Decorating with the kids wasn’t what I expected it to be. To be honest, I found it stressful. By the time we had them in bed that night, I was weighed down with guilt from being impatient and annoyed throughout the day. Read more...

Have A Perfect Christmas When Life Isn't Perfect

We all do it, we dream of the perfect Christmas. We dream of families gathering around the table for a delicious meal with smiles on their faces and love in their hearts. We dream of loads of gifts under the tree and having each member of the family present to open their ideal gift. We think about how grateful all of our children everyone will be and how filled with joy. Read more...

allmomdoes Advent Season Devotional

We are so excited to be able to bring you this advent season devotional. We pray that it will be a way for your family to draw closer together. We hope you truly experience the joy and love of Christ this advent season. Read more...

Surrender

I wish there was an easy answer to the question, “How can I form community?” There isn’t. But I’d like to give you one key word I found was vital to my own understanding of community: surrender. Surrender doesn’t come easily, especially when we’ve been hurt in the past. When we think about giving into something we used to push away from us, we’re met with an internal resistance. It’s easy to justify our actions that keep us walking the line between self-sufficiency and surrender. Read more...

The Unraveling of a Marriage

Recently, my husband and I got into an argument. Right before we were about to head out the door to go on a date. In the heat of the argument, he announced the date was off. He no longer wanted to go. And honestly, I no longer wanted to go either. I wanted to go sit in a coffee shop by myself and make a mental list of all the reasons I was right. All the reasons he was wrong. And justify my perspective. But it’s at this exact moment of resistance that an unraveling can begin. Read more...

For the Hurting

Do you share the story of Christ at Christmas time? Do you try to create opportunities for that conversation to happen? I grow a little more serious during the Holiday Season. I am ever aware that as the lights flicker and dance in the cool of the night and families frolic to the gift stores and spend feverishly trying to create that “perfect” Christmas, there are others that stand by and watch with broken hearts, broken lives and broken pocket books. There are those that are empty and lonely. Those that are depressed, confused and sad. There are those in the hospitals and those by their bedsides. There are the ones on the street corner holding signs as we drive by “help me feed my family”. Blended families send their children off to have Christmas somewhere else…sometimes with strangers. Read more...

How to Refuel Fast

You’re never going to believe what I said to both my boys the other day. But then again, you’re a mom too, so maybe it won’t be that much of a stretch. “You’re going to break my brain!” I blurted out in a moment of absolutely-gonna-lose-it-soon exhaustion. It must have adequately got my point across because both of them immediately stopped and became uncharacteristically silent. Don’t worry, though. Things quickly resumed to normal. They were soon making just as much noise as before, only this time it was fits of laughter over the absurdity of mom’s comment. Read more...
  • Verse of the Day - 12-20-2014

    Isaiah 41:10 "Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Read More

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