Devotion for a Tired Mom

“She answered God by name, praying to the God who spoke to her, ‘You’re the God who sees me! Yes! He saw me; and then I saw him!’ That’s how that desert spring got named ‘God-Alive-Sees-Me Spring.’ That spring is still there, between Kadesh and Bered. Hagar gave Abram a son.” Genesis 16:13–16 (MSG) As a mom of two preschoolers and a baby, I felt invisible. No, I wasn’t the Disappearing Woman. It’s just that the creative, witty, fun-to-hang-out-with woman {Read More}

The Desire to Be Seen

The Desire to Be Seen Years ago I attended a national mothering conference. A lot of women had gathered together to have fun, bond with friends, and learn how to be better mothers. Unfortunately I didn’t attend with other women. The truth was I’ve never felt so alone in my life. I had a hotel room to myself. I sat alone during the speakers’ presentations, among 5,000 women. I remember looking around and thinking, “Nobody knows me. Nobody understands.” They {Read More}

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