Our boys were 2 and 6 when I became a Christ-follower. With this new life in Christ, I became keenly aware of my need for growth, wisdom, and discernment in every area of my life, especially parenting.

I desperately wanted to be a godly mom, but my set of life skills were damaged, brittle, and broken. Studying the Word and enjoying community in our local church equipped me with truth and tuning into Dr. James Dobson from Focus on the Family on 89.3 helped me to practically apply the truth to my own family’s needs.

God used the ministry of Focus on the Family in countless ways as we raised our boys, and it continues to help me today as I grow in my various roles as a woman of God, a wife, a mother of adult children, and a soon-to-be grandmother. It’s for this reason I’m both delighted and humbled by their acceptance of one of my submissions for this month’s publication via their online magazine, Thriving Family.

How fitting it is to have this article published In November—the very month we’re expecting our first grandchild (granddaughter Piper!) from the son referred to in the article.

I can share today’s post with you because I know it has nothing to do with my parenting skills, but everything to do with our Father’s. He is faithful.

If you wish, you can read the article here. (Thank you!)