The Messy Christian Blog

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Don’t Try To Be Perfect…Just Try.

We CAN do what God has called us to do as mothers. I hope this video encourages you to keep getting up and trying, no matter how imperfect you do it. **Share it with...

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Flawed & Holy

As Jesus lovers and followers, we are called to strive for holiness. And not just in the perfect pair of jeans that have those perfectly placed holes in just the right spots so it...

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5 Unique Gift Ideas For Christmas

Christmas is my favorite time of year and I love picking out special things for my friends and family. But, gift giving can be difficult when you’ve been giving gifts to the same people...

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Works In Progress

Friends, we aren’t perfect. We are works in progress. We may fail multiple times in our attempts to act, love, and be like Christ in every area of our life, but that doesn’t discount...

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Speak Life-giving Words

A while back a friend of mine talked about speaking positive words to her children when they are misbehaving. Not just positive words…but life-giving words. God’s word. Speaking into their situation and into their...

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Having the Quality of Grit & How To Teach It To Our Kids

I recently came across a Ted Talks video by Angela Lee Duckworth, a psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania, who has done studies trying to figure out what is the single best predictor of...

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It May Not Have Looked Like It Then…

It may not have looked like it then… Back when I was thirteen years old sitting in Wednesday night church answering the teacher with arrogance and sarcasm… But, the seeds of faith that were...

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The Gift and Beauty of an Aging Body

Our society is obsessed with youth. Look younger. Feel younger. Be younger. But the only problem is, EVERYONE AGES!! It happens to be a very big part of our life cycle. We’ve created a...

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Motherhood Can’t Be Walked Out Perfectly

Motherhood can’t be walked out perfectly. It’s falling down, tripping, crawling, standing back up over and over. It’s having a birth plan that doesn’t go to plan. It’s being determined to breast feed and...

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Dear Husband, I Know Some Days You Wonder What I Do All Day

Dear Husband, I know some days you wonder what I do all day. You come home after a long, hard day and you see the house is still a mess. You see dishes in...