The past week has been filled with work on my next book, "Slow Down, Mama!" as well as a sweet trip to the coast and Los Angeles. I had the privilege (and stress) of being the speaker at a high-school graduation. I love sharing my heart through public speaking. Somehow, even though I know no one ... Read More about Are you the safe haven your children need you to be
I don't usually gravitate towards controversy. Insert a picture of a turtle retreated into his shell until all the mayhem and danger has passed. I spent way too many years in a family prone to conflict to really desire to battle things out with people. So, come election time, I quietly slip into ... Read More about Why learning the hard way is the best for your children
It's an interesting season for me. Our family has been in the middle of some personal trials. I'm experienced enough to know these things come in waves. We won't arrive at a point in life where we are exempt from hardships of some sort. God is gracious to give us both respites and ... Read More about When you are drowning, it’s absolutely time to cut back
Sometimes the plans God has for us take us completely by surprise. We end up learning lessons through circumstances we hadn’t planned or foreseen. Even though I wanted to be a writer for most of my life, I never had the courage to fully pursue writing until I started blogging. My ... Read More about Learning from God How to Live in the Day at Hand
Recently my friend, Dawn, started asking people a significant question about the spiritual legacy they want to leave their children. I doubt she intended to leave me pondering deeply for days after I answered her on a Facebook thread. I couldn't shake thoughts of what our day-to-day life looks ... Read More about What spiritual legacy are you leaving your children?
My son had made one of those decisions that brought out my urge to face plant right in my palm. I didn't do this in front of him, of course, but as a mom, sometimes I wish I could take remote control of his life. The idea of me overriding him (even when he's making lousy choices) would ... Read More about What is the number one message you are giving your child?