Tired mom, don’t give up

Tonight after a day of high school classes for my sons, and a day of work as a nurse in acute rehab I wanted to veg out, and so did they.  I had homework (only one calss left for my BSN!), they had finished theirs.  By the time I finished my required essay, I was... Continue Reading →

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The Mother of Moses: Preaching my essay to myself this morning

This is the second week of high school for my two fast-becoming-men sons. I dropped them off feeling that familiar threat, "They're never going to believe you Sheila. They're never going to love Jesus."  That voice of accusation, lies and hopelessness that likes to try and tempt me to give up.  Whatever that means. But... Continue Reading →

Capturing a moment I want to remember

47 junior high and high school students, including my two sons, left the parking lot of Valley Life Church Surprise this morning to make their way to ZONA 2018. Over the years there have been many times I've felt hopeless for my sons. I've felt the pressure of raising them in a home where there... Continue Reading →

The glory of motherhood is Christ

Yesterday on Twitter I wrote, "Motherhood is the Shadow. Christians discipling others in Christ is the substance." Today I spent the morning chasing shadows. All the Hallmark ideas about being a mom were a no go at my house today.  Fifteen years of raising sons in a hard, "even if" marriage have taught me not... Continue Reading →

Hope for moms raising kids against the odds

“No father-no family-no faith. Winning and keeping men is essential to the community of faith and vital to the work of all mothers and the future salvation of our children.” (Lowe, 2003). I recently ran across this statement in an article born out of statistics gathered in Switzerland in the 1990’s. It’s not the first... Continue Reading →

Why I support #RedForEd

The day after tomorrow teachers across the state of Arizona are going to walkout of their schools in protest of the current state of the Arizona public education system. I have a mix of thoughts.  Mostly though, I support Arizona's school teachers. The rhetoric and commentary that surrounds this walkout is your typical jump-on-a-bandwagon or... Continue Reading →

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