June 2015

I Hope You Dance

Today’s Letter to Me is from a fellow For the Love Launch Team member, Andrea Stunz. This lovely lady has such wisdom and grace in her words. She encourages me daily and I am so very thankful for that. She is the keeper of Empty Plate Full Heart (this post is one of my favorites) and I am honored to have her letter to share with you today. Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever [Read more...]

My 100th Post!

As an act of obedience to a call I felt on my life, I started this blog 7 short months ago. In that time, I (hope) I have grown as a writer and maybe encouraged or challenged some of you along the way. This marks my 100th post! In celebration of this, my 100th post, I want to share my top 5 favorite blog posts. If you are new, it will give you an idea of what MrsDisciple is all about. I do hope [Read more...]

First Born Mom Verses Strong-Willed Child

I am a first born. You either are one or you know one. We tend to be structured, reliable, driven, and controlling. If you need something done, find a first born and get out of the way because we will plow right over you in order to help you. Whether it’s a first born trait or just my humanity, I am a controller through and through. I see the ugly side of this while parenting my own first [Read more...]

3 Ingredients of an Effective Morning Routine

At the start of the year, I revamped my goals. I added blogging to my busy life of wife, mother, small group leader, and part time Occupational Therapist. I felt like I needed a road map or I would get lost. I read Crystal Paine’s, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode and it was like the clouds parted and the light came through. I started down the road of 2015 with clear direction and a plan. [Read more...]

A Father’s Day Gift Money Cannot Buy

There are 4 brave men among 496 women on Jen Hatmaker’s For the Love Launch Team. Phillip Taylor is one of them. I asked Phillip to share his thoughts on Father’s Day, to add a little male perspective. He delivered a moving post on encouragement, affirmation, and the power of our words. Please welcome Baseball Preacher, Phillip Taylor. It is 6:00 on Sunday night, and I am  sitting in [Read more...]

What to Do When Your Spouse Goofs

What to Do When Your Spouse Goofs is part of an ongoing series, Portrait of a Godly Wife Everybody messes up from time to time. It is never fun when someone points out our mistakes or shames us for it. Marriage is a fertile ground for such finger-pointing. We are so familiar with one another that we don’t think twice about berating our spouse for their errors in judgment. Elizabeth provides [Read more...]

Jesus Take the Big Wheel

Today’s Letter to Me is from my friend, Amanda Rosler. We met through Jen Hatmaker’s For The Love Launch Team. She is such an encourager! She blogs at Abiding Trust where she both encourages and challenges her readers to live with a deep trust in God. Please welcome, Amanda! Dear 6-year-old self, Amanda Rosler, age 6 You see this picture? In your 6-year-old world, everything seems to [Read more...]

Five Favorite Things

After a tough couple of weeks at home, tough posts on the blog, and just a bunch of yucky stuff on the news (side hug, anyone?), I am ready for some coffee talk. I need something light and airy today, how about you? I am taking a page out of Crystal Stine’s book–er, uh–her blog (her book is pretty awesome, too). It’s time for Five Favorite Things! Today we are going FIVE [Read more...]

5 Ways to Encourage the Father in Your Husband

Something happens in the birthing room for most women. The oxytocin and dopamine start flowing and suddenly we are mothers, inside and out. Fathers face a different initiation into their role. They may be smitten with their wee one, but the bonding process can take longer. Fast-forward a few years and you have a small child and a grown man looking at each other, trying to decide what to do. Some [Read more...]

My Child Googled What?!

A few weeks ago, I discovered that one of my children took her curiosity to Google. There, she found more than she ever wanted to know. I was horrified and heart-broken. Innocence lost with the click of a button.  I touted our family guidelines for screen time just weeks before the day of innocence lost. My sweet rule-follower stepped outside of those guidelines and used a new device that had [Read more...]