Can You Accept God’s Forgiveness for Your Brokenness?

Forgiveness

by Heather Bock

Last night, as I tucked my boys in bed, JP was focused on the planets hanging from the ceiling. He wanted to know which planets had people on them, which were hot, which were icy, and on and on. My daughter was waiting for me to tuck her in, supposedly in her room, and I wasn’t making very fast progress. Suddenly, we heard a loud shattering crash right outside the bedroom door, followed by silence. I opened the door quickly, being careful not to let the cat run out over the broken glass around the bare feet of my daughter who stood frozen in front of the door. Continue reading

How to Deal with Mom Fail

Mom Fail

by Heather Bock

I recently saw and shared an image that said, “Don’t be so hard on yourself. The mom in E.T. had an alien living in her house for days and didn’t notice.” Puts it into perspective, doesn’t it? Although I laugh about the image I shared, I do have trouble with ones that especially pop up around Mother’s Day, addressed to all mothers that say something like, “Mom, you’re doing an awesome job.” I’m sorry, but no, not all mothers are doing a wonderful job. Have you read the news ever? Some are doing a horrendous job. Not only that, but although some are better than others, none of us are doing a perfect job. Heard of “mom fail”? All of us mothers are failing at motherhood in some way or another.

I know I sound harsh. Why in the world am I bringing up something that most mothers inherently know? Continue reading

Bible Basics: A Baby Believer Counting Primer Book Review

Bible Basics

by Heather Bock

Before you read, I’d be so grateful if you’d head over to thejenweaver.com/writers-contest to vote for me by clicking “like” under my picture in the writers contest I entered. I can’t make it without you! The contest is for my book review for Jen Weaver’s book A Wife’s Secret to Happiness, which is here, if you’d like to read it!

Also, don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post for this book!

My book review this week is a little different than normal. Instead of a Christian living book like Parenting by Paul David Tripp or The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp, today I want to introduce you to a little board book called Bible Basics: A Baby Believer Counting Primer.  Continue reading