The Gift of a Special Needs Child

Sometimes life’s biggest blessings come in the most unexpected packages. Today’s guest, Michigan State Coordinator, Linda Aalderink, has found this to be true in her mothering journey. An hour after her first son, Zack, was born, he faced major medical challenges and shortly after was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Facing an unknown future, Linda turned to her Heavenly Father who …

A Second Grader’s College Dreams

Some kids dream about growing up to become athletes, singers or doctors. Me? I dreamt about college. I recall with great detail the day when my second grade teacher talked to our class about what we wanted to be when we grew up and about the opportunities we could have if we went to college. I was mesmerized as she explained …

Open Hands, Willing Heart

“It is a paradox. We want and teach our kids to be independent and self-sufficient. But in God’s economy, maturity actually looks like greater dependence on God.” Today’s guest, Vivian Mabuni, and Lee discuss what living open handed before the Lord looks like in life and motherhood.  Raised in a Buddhist home, Vivian also describes coming to know Christ through …

God-Confident Kids

“You were created on purpose for a good purpose.” Today’s guest, author and Moms in Prayer mom, Cyndie Claypool de Neve, and Lee sit down to talk about teaching our kids how to find God-confidence. Our children have the opportunity to draw strength from the bedrock truth of who God is rather than chasing self-confidence, which will fail them in …

Take a God Dare

God offers us opportunities throughout our life and motherhood to step out in faith with Him. Today Lee is joined by author, speaker, and mother Kate Battistelli to discuss the power of our brave yes when we are invited by God to do something we’ve never done before. For Kate this has meant leaving Broadway, parenting an exceptionally gifted musician, …

Risen Motherhood

The gospel changes everything, especially our motherhood. Today’s guests, Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler, are the voices behind the Risen Motherhood podcast. Listen in as Lee talks with Emily and Laura about the moments they realized motherhood was about finding Jesus, prayer, and the gift of Jesus in our everyday moments. Download this Episode Book: Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for …

Pray for Your Children to Recognize Cultural Influences

The Media does affect our kids. Focus on the Family’s interview November 18-19 with author and youth expert Jonathan McKee equips parents with seven practices to help kids make wise media choices: Guiding Your Child’s Media Choices, Part 1 Guiding Your Child’s Media Choices, Part 2 As we disciple our children to recognize these cultural influences, let’s remember that that …

Hope Piercing the Darkness

Can God bring hope and victory to the survivor of a school shooting? Absolutely. Today is a rebroadcast of Episode 8, our interview with Crystal Woodman Miller. Crystal was in 11th grade when her Colorado High School would experience a devastating school massacre. When the April 20th, 1999 shooting happened at Columbine High School, Crystal was crouched under a library …

Honestly Adoption

Adoption and foster care issues are an everyone-issue because these hurting kids are in our schools, neighborhoods, and maybe even our homes. Today, Lee sits down with Mike and Kristin Berry of the Honestly Adoption Podcast to talk about the challenges facing kids from hard places. Join us as we dive in to find a new vernacular and new prayer …