Author Melissa Vandiver

Healing, Peace, Truth

Today started with a total mom-failure morning. It wasn’t even 8 am and I am pretty sure I screwed up my kid for life. I yelled, I got angry, and I forgot that my precious little boy was a gift… Continue Reading →

Seasonal Parenting

Something I shared on a social media site the other day that I think is worth sharing with other parents in the same boat. God is with us and will sustain us through all of the trying times. Nothing prepares… Continue Reading →

When suffering is sanctifying

My three year old recently had his tonsils out.  We made the hard decision to do it because of sleep apnea and the damage it was doing to his body.  We knew it was the right decision, but the 10… Continue Reading →

Motherhood: A reflection on our relationship with Christ

This is an extremely personal post, but as parents, we need to see what we are doing as a reflection of who God is.  Our children’s first view of God, is what they see in us. So this is what… Continue Reading →

Promises unfulfilled

“All these people were living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth.” Hebrews 11:23… Continue Reading →

Priorities- When “no” means “yes”

Matthew 6:33  “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Do you have trouble obeying God when you hear Him speaking to you? Many acts of disobedience are directly… Continue Reading →

Preparing Kids for Easter

  There is a short phrase that I have passed over numerous times in reading the story of the crucifixion of Jesus (John 18:18) that says “Peter also was standing with them, warming himself.” Not the verse that you would typically… Continue Reading →

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