What Does the Lord Require of Me?

Yesterday, I had a meltdown. My children and I were getting ready to leave for school and work, and we headed downstairs so they could eat breakfast. Well, on this morning, my children did not want to wait for their waffles to cook. As soon as I put the frozen waffles in the oven, my son and daughter started crying hysterically. I reached my tolerance level and out of frustration handed them a … [Read more...]

A Mom Can Make The Difference

  I gave this speech to a group of young mothers at Covenant House in Washington, DC in 2013. I believe the sentiments expressed can help other mothers who are wrestling with purposeful parenting. In Bishop TD Jakes’ book "Mama Made the Difference," he credits his mother as the one who inspired him to strive for more in his life. He gives the credit to his mother because he says that … [Read more...]

Spiritual Medicine for Mom Guilt

John 9:3 (NRSV), Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him.” It’s my belief that as soon as a baby is born, the mother is hit with a heavy dose of mom guilt. Mom guilt is the belief that everything negative that happens to your child and in your child’s life is because of something you’ve done wrong. Mom guilt … [Read more...]