Reverend Mama

Rest Requirements

I let out a deep breath in my place of refuge.  All moms of young children know exactly where I’m talking about: The bathroom. It’s the only place in the house where you can be alone and lock the door … just for a moment … before they find you.

Quiet. A breath. Then …. a blood curdling scream.

“Crap!” I yelled,as I jumped up, pulled up, and ran out the door. “What’s wrong? Where are you two?” 

“Mommy,” my 4 year old giggled, “My butt is a monster!”

I put my head on the wall and sighed a sigh too deep for words and thought: I took a sabbatical from the wrong place. In 13 years of ministry, no one has ever screamed about butt monsters (not yet at least). Read More

Put That Brave Face On

I was in the car with my family, and as usual, listening to our favorite soundtrack, Pete the Cat (music from the Amazon Prime cartoon, based on the books by James Dean). The music bopped along:

“So you’ve fallen down playing


And you’ve bruised your right


Now you want to stay inside

You just wanna hide

But when you’re ready, give it

another go”

My 19-month-old son yelled excitedly from the backseat: “PETE!”, identifying Pete’s voice.

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Some Assembly Required

“I’m not even a functioning adult” I yelled as I threw some screws to the ground. My husband, who had come into the back yard to see what all the fuss was about, said, “I don’t think this is a matter of your functioning as a person.”

 “Oh yes it is,” I snarked back. “How did I get to be this old and not be able to put some patio furniture together? It said, ‘some assembly required.’ Yeah right. How about no assembly possible.”

My sweet husband paused, “Do you want help?” “No!” I barked back. “Should I leave you alone?” “Yes, that’s probably best,” I sighed, as I watched my very patient husband walk away leaving me to my own devices. Read More

As a result of having strong roots in love, I ask that you’ll have the power to grasp love’s width and length, height and depth, together with all believers. I ask that you’ll know the love of Christ that is beyond knowledge so that you will be filled entirely with the fullness of God.

Ephesians 3:17-18

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