This is Love!

I purposely didn’t write a story on Valentine’s Day. Not because I’m anti-Valentines, though I am, but because this year I didn’t even...

Crisis of Confidence

My husband has a mantra he repeats with the kids a few times a week as needed, “What does life take?” And the kids answer back,...

I see you. You’re wonderful.

I am a little shocked, though why, I’m not sure, when your precious child comes crying to you, snuggles in close and bawls out their...

Helping In Every Way

I want to start by acknowledging the huge devastation in the Philippines. We are grieving for all of those lives affected.  I started...

Belief in Commitment

I’m a Christian.  More than that, I am a Christian with a religious affiliation.  I have many Christian friends but to have a particular...

On Miracles and Peace

This is what children have that we lose as adults, total Faith.  See, while reading a bedtime story to my son, while telling him about a...

Love To Heal The Brokeness

This is what we need, to fill our our children with love, breathe it into them so that it overflows.  We need them to feel so intensely...

Bubble Wrapping My Kids

My newest mom-title is Shield.  I remember as a child hearing my parents whisper things, knowing there were always discussions that did...

Santa, Baby Jesus and Rolling Eyes

From the back seat, “Is Jesus more important at Christmas?”  Oh, my, teach me patience during the holidays.  There are still twenty eight...

Enough Is Enough

I heard a quote which was attributed to Joseph Heller, author of Catch 22, “I’ve got something he can never have…the knowledge that I’ve...

Goats Don’t Give Directions

Recently we went on vacation to the Dominican Republic.  It was me, my husband, our two children, and my parents.  None of us had been...

Hurdle Racing For Beginners

Life isn’t a miracle; it is the starting line to a hurdle race.  You look in front of you and if you are fortunate you are prepared for...

An Interesting Verse

“And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world...

Sharing and Loving It

Even so, I was determined not to hear that sound in my house. I dreaded it above most every other bad habit that kids pick up along the...

Grey Hairs and Mean Little Boxes

Assumptions can be made about me now that I am in this box. I am probably married, if not already divorced and on my second marriage (it...

My Country, Mine

It’s not fair to add conditions. That’s not true love. And patriotism is a kind of love. It means standing up for something when you...

Religion Examined

Just recently I realized that when teaching my children about Christianity, I have been laying out fundamental beliefs. I have been...

Just a Ray of Hope

I heard a guest pastor preach on faith, once. Okay, I’ve heard lots of pastors preach on faith. But this sermon was directed at me. ...