4 Ways to Make Time for God When You’re a Full-Time Mom

Lately, I’ve been feeling guilty and have poured my energy into inward reflection and searching. Although this can be detrimental if the focus remains mainly on the negative, this time of speculation has drawn my insecurities and shortcomings to the surface, enabling them to be plucked from my overly-clenched palms. The biggest flaw that has seeped out into the open …

Dear Christian Parent: Here’s How We Are Failing

It’s official. We live in a backwards world. I’m sure if time-travel were possible and the pioneers journeyed to our present day, they would likely bolt back to the mothership as quickly as they came and be ecstatic to get back to the good ole days of scarlet fever, diphtheria, and small pox. I have to be honest though… as …

Never Forget—Hope In Adoption

Written by: Morgan Cooper As I sit snuggled in my favorite Alabama sweatshirt, a hot cup of creamer with a bit of coffee, my pup curled up beside me, the sunlight bringing the Cooper Cottage to life while also exposing a bit of dust in quite a few places, missing my hubby while he is away at work and counting …

When Love and Tolerance Become Hate Behind a Mask

In a country where “love and tolerance” is the sounding mantra of the time, why do I feel so unloved and so untolerated? As a conservative Christian, I find myself fearful of speaking my beliefs… fearful that I will be lumped into categories with racists, homophobes, or anti-feminists—all of which I am NOT. The insults flying over social media depict …

How To Lead By Example In the New Year

Written by: Ashley Peavey  2 Corinthians 5:17 “ Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” Have you ever gone through a day, a week, maybe even a month and thought to yourself, where has the time gone? Ever since having kids, that thought comes through my head far …

How To Create A Spiritual Haven At Home

In the six years that I’ve been a parent, one hard truth has steadily seeped to the surface in my life—we live in a dark world. Sure, there are slivers of light piercing through the darkness, but they are few. I’ve said before that I’ve considered locking my children away to shield them from the hate and depravity, but I …

An Open letter to Anyone With a Parent In Jail

Written by Bethanie Garcia This post originally appeared on The Garcia Diaries, but has been edited for I Literally LOL’s audience.   My dad is in jail. There, I said it. It has taken years for me to even get used to the fact that my dad is incarcerated. While I don’t feel comfortable going into details about why he’s locked up (mostly out of …