Author: Monica.Leigh

When It’s Time for Our Boys to Date

Any other moms in the same boat as me and feel a little anxiety when you think of your boys dating? My boys are still little but I think it’s never too early to glean some godly wisdom on the subject. Different parents have different thoughts and beliefs on dating. But one thing we can all agree on is that when our boys begin dating they need to do so with the right heart motivation. A book that I consider a great resource for those who think they are ready to date is Dating Is Not for Marriage. In...

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The Hardest Part of My Day: Homeschooling

Being a mom of little ones is exhausting. There is a long list of daily household chores that need to get done to keep our home going such as laundry, cleaning the house, preparing meals, and making sure everyone is clean, just to name a few. And if that wasn’t enough, my husband and I decided that home schooling our children part time is the best choice for our family. (Our boys go to a school two days a week and homeschool the other days) So I get to add educating our children to that list. Can I be...

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Uninvited to Christmas

When I married my husband I was so excited about becoming a part of his family. His family has generations of Christians and mine does not. I didn’t expect his family to be perfect but instead I expected them to be different. Soon after our wedding day family gatherings started to become a regular part of our life together; birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmases etc. Once I was in the throws of his family I began to notice something. Where as my family dysfunction was overt, his family dysfunction was more of an undertow. You couldn’t see it by looking in,...

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Our Hope Is Only Found in Him

Her was face pressed on the window with tears streaming down her face as she watched her mom drive away. She knew her family would never be the same again. How could it be? Her parents were divorcing and she now found herself and her sister being raised by their dad. She had already faced so much pain and trauma at the tender age of fourteen. She saw and went through life experiences that no one should have to go through, but even at her young age she knew where her hope was anchored. Her hope wasn’t anchored in...

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How an Unexpected Diagnosis Inspired Me to Be a Better Mother

Last year about this time I found myself in a hard place. Mommy burn-out had taken root in my heart and it had started to fester. Constantly being needed by someone, feeling like I never had a break, cooking meals, home-schooling, cleaning—all of it had become overwhelming and I was done. My heart was no longer in it. I had lost sight of my mission in motherhood. All that I could think about was how tired I was. Around September of that same year the Lord in His infinite mercy allowed a sickness to pervade my body. The sickness...

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