Confession: I did not read all of our AW Book Club books in 2020. I love the idea of Book Club. I just can't ever seem to keep up with it. 🤦🏼♀️ So, I wasn't going to plan a Book Club for 2021. Because I'm a #bookclubfailure. BUT. This week alone we got a handful of emails asking about the ... Read More about The Anchored Women Book Club // 2021!
Rubbing the sleep from my eyes, I sipped my coffee and tried to look alert. Though it was early, I could already hear the patter of small feet headed downstairs to find me seated in my orange chair. Sure enough, a child was soon tucked into my side, cold feet nudging their way under mine for ... Read More about How to infuse your Christmas with kindness
With my daughter’s hand clutched securely in mine, I opened the metal gate and walked up the back stone walkway to my friend’s home. “Come on in!” I heard her call out as I tapped on the door, then let myself in. Unbuttoning my daughter’s coat and pulling off her shoes, I handed her over to my ... Read More about Is it Okay to Like Work? 4 Things God Says About It
Do you ever feel seized by the fear that you’re not doing enough to raise kids who know Jesus? I’m sure this has been an issue mothers have struggled with for millennia, but social media gives modern mamas a new photographic reminder of the ways we need to raise our kids better. As we scroll ... Read More about Raising Kids Who Know Jesus Takes More than Bedtime Prayers
“I’m just too busy to read my Bible.” “I really need to wake up early and read my Bible. “I should be in the Word more…” Have you ever said these things, while also wasting hours on social media and Netflix? (Raising my hand here with you!) Entertainment isn’t inherently bad, of course. But ... Read More about How to Become More Consistent in Your Bible Reading
Entering the kitchen, I stopped short. A quick survey revealed placemats and cutlery from dinner cluttering the table, a stack of dirty plates in the sink, half-cut veggies for tomorrow’s breakfast casserole littering the counter, and two ice cubes that had fallen out of the freezer and sat melting ... Read More about Your Evening Reset: How 15 Minutes Alone Can Change the Day
Our ancestors foraged for food in the wilderness. Here in the 21st century, we “hunt and gather” from the Walmart grocery app on our iPhones. Our phones are our personal assistants all day, every day. We use them for thousands of helpful things: to place a hold on a library book, to text our ... Read More about How to Enjoy Your Phone Without Getting Sucked in
“I feel like I’m doing it all wrong,” I whisper, shame coursing through me. Meeting my friend’s eyes, she offers a sympathetic smile and leans forward, clearly and deliberately. “We all feel that way sometimes.” I nod, feeling my burden lift a little. There’s no judgment in her tone, because ... Read More about The Cure for Mom Guilt