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And many women who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him, were there looking on from afar, among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons (Matthew 27:55-56, NKJV). Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. (John 19:25, NKJV) Who was at the cross with Jesus after the rest of His followers had deserted Him?  Which of His followers remained by His side in the most difficult moments of His life?  Who stayed by Him and…

Do you ever feel like there’s something standing in the way of your relationship with God? One day during my morning devotionals, I was trying to pray. Maybe you’ve had similar days, when you’re trying to actively seek His presence and hear from Him, but nothing seems to happen. The prayers feel stagnant, and you’re sitting there in silence. That morning, I had read Deuteronomy 11:22, where Moses advised the Israelites to love the Lord, walk in His ways and hold fast to Him. So here I was, trying to cling to Him, but I felt something holding me back.…

Motherhood is the area of my life where I struggle the most to let go of perfection and grasp grace.  Being a mom has exposed the depth of my weakness.  I think its because the stakes are so high.  God has entrusted two eternal souls into my care. There is constant pressure to get it right in all aspects – faith, family, work and ministry. Do you feel this tug-of-war in your soul too? Here are five ways moms can reject perfection and pursue grace: Accept my imperfection and rely on a perfect God. Perfectionism leaves me exhausted and isolated,…