Losing This Battle is Not an Option

“My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.” Proverbs 3:11-12 (NIV) By the time our daughter Heather turned 2, all my prideful pre-parenting thoughts had come back to me. How many times had I unfairly judged another mama and promised myself my …

Unfathomable Peace

“It was just a normal day.” Moms in Prayer Area Coordinator, Sarah Maranville, lost her 13 year old son, Wesley, unexpectedly to an undiagnosed heart defect. “Let’s face it, this is every mama’s worst nightmare. But with the Lord’s help, we had unimaginable peace.” Today, Sarah shares her story of loss, prayer, provision and unmovable hope in the Lord. Download …

Hoping in God and Nothing Else

“My kids are each other’s best friends.” “Mine are so close that they sleep in the same bed on family vacation.” “My daughters will fly out on their own to see how the other is doing.” None of these quotes belong to me. These are the testimonies of my friends. Coming from a broken family, I secretly would tell myself …

Interview with Olympian Shannon Dunn Downing

Shannon Dunn-Downing is a wife, Moms in Prayer mom and snowboarding Olympian. Shannon sees a great commonality in the discipline involved in athletic greatness and spiritual maturity. In today’s episode, Shannon sits down with Lee to talk about her Olympic journey and the even greater mission of being a mother.  Download This Episode Watch Shannon’s Moms in Prayer testimony …

A Mother’s First Response

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) Suddenly, I realized they were gone. Moments earlier, my daughter and her friend were playing in the woods …

Getting to the Heart of Discipline

“There is far more to parenting than getting our kids to act right.” Today’s guest, author and speaker Ginger Hubbard, sits down for an important conversation about allowing God’s word to inform our discipline, training and prayer for our children. As Ginger points out, as soon as our children are old enough to disobey, they are ready to begin being …