On Disciplining Kids, Enduring, and Empty Nest Friendships

God Will Sustain You a Day at a Time

Vaneetha Rendall Risner remembers a day when physical struggles became so severe, she could not imagining having to live the rest of her life with such pain. In her weakness, she cried out to God, and she realized, “I can either focus that attention on myself and sink into despair, or I can direct my thoughts to Jesus and ask him for grace.” If you are also in a season where you are struggling to endure the pain of each day, don’t miss this encouraging post.

Jani Ortlund on Friendship in the Empty Nest Years

Whether or not you are in the empty nest years, you will benefit from the wisdom Jani Ortlund exudes in this episode of the Grace Covers Me podcast with Christine Hoover. Jani and Christine discuss “crossing boundaries, whether it’s an older woman pursuing a younger woman in friendship, a younger woman pursuing mentorship with an older woman, or getting to know those who are different from us in nationality or race.” Listen to this episode today!

Hospitality Doesn't Have to Be a Burden

We know that hospitality is a biblical mandate. We know it’s important, and that we’re called to do it, but as Jen Oshman says, we hesitate. In this post, Jen wants “to encourage you to let go of the heavy expectations that you think are placed on you by others, or you have perhaps placed on yourself.” Check out her list of fun ways that you can connect with the people around you during the fall season. Read this post.

Grace in Discipline: An Interview on Faithful Motherhood with Elyse Fitzpatrick

Moms, have you ever wished there was a formula for raising godly children? While we aren’t given a formula to follow, we are given Christ as our example for disciplining kids. In this episode of the Risen Motherhood podcast, Elyse Fitzpatrick discusses faithfulness in the early years of motherhood: “Only Jesus can transform [our children’s] hearts and teach them to love His design. Let’s give our kids the greatest example of faith by being sinners who run to Jesus with them.” Listen to this episode.


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Katie Laitkep

Katie Laitkep

Katie Laitkep is a hospital teacher, a seminary student, and a Lyme patient living in Texas, where God continuously sustains her through Scripture, dry shampoo, and Mexican food. She blogs her journey through medical treatment at www.apatientprocess.com with the hope that her words will be a picture of the Lord’s perfect faithfulness in chronic pain; for even in suffering, God is good.

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