Parents… Trusting hard circumstances to produce a soft heart!

Although being a parent can bring incredible joy and thankfulness to our hearts, sometimes being a parent means experiencing times that are just plain hard! It’s hard to watch our children struggle through an illness and find ourselves unable to make them feel better....

To serve or not to serve, is it a choice?

As followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, we are made to serve! It’s part of who we are, part of our make-up, and part of our spiritual DNA. Don’t believe me?  Consider Matthew 20:28 where Jesus said this: “Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve...

Parents… Are You Building a Legacy?

What is it that makes your family unique? If someone were asked to describe your family, what would they say? When your kids remember “home,” what thoughts will come to their minds? Every day, whether purposefully or without proactive thought, we are building the...

Grandparents… Becoming Irreplaceable

For years people told me, “I know you love your kids, but just wait until you have grandchildren!” They promised, “There’s nothing better than a sweet smelling grandbaby!” They boasted, and gushed, and pulled out the baby pictures. To a person, the grandparents I met...

Husbands and Wives… Danger, Beware!

His picture just popped up on my high school’s reunion site! I just want to see what she’s up to these days! He was more than just my boyfriend; he was my best friend, too! Once upon a time, we all had high school romances. Once upon a time, we ended those high...

Teens Part 2… Questions? What Questions?

Ask my teenagers questions?  What questions? How many questions? Does that mean I can interrogate them?!! Since writing about asking our teens good questions, rather than simply informing them of our desires, I’ve received many emails. The majority of those emails...