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Timeless Words

While we were raising our children we faced the usual challenges with sibling bickering, sloppiness with household chores, and working long hours on school assignments. We taught them how to build meaningful and lasting friendships, even how to cope with neighborhood bullies. There were many discussions about being dependable and faithful, and being kind to Continue »

Hope

by Shelly Bergeron Do you ever feel like you’ve lost hope? I felt like I had very little hope left this past month. Our oldest son, whom we adopted three and a half years ago at the age of 14, was supposed to be gone to camp for a month. I had been dreaming about Continue »

Getting the Chores Done

I have a confession. I stink at chores. Getting them done and assigning them to my kids. Once upon a time, I was Glenda Good Housekeeper, but these days I’m more like Worn-Out-Mop Mom, so who cares about dusting? In some ways, I’ve adapted to the necessities of my life. Having a special needs child Continue »

Summer Bucket List

My girls and I have been having a blast this summer. I haven’t even given them a chance to utter the words “I’m bored” because I’ve been whisking them from playdates to swimming pools to Bible schools. And I’ve loved every second of it. I know some argue that a little boredom is good for Continue »

Adult Sons

A recent comment on our blog came from Elaine, who wrote to say: Right now the “when-then” in my life is “when our oldest son decides to include us in his life again, then I will be happy.” She wrote with an obvious sense of loss and pain over this changed relationship. I am so grateful Continue »

Cheap Fun for Children

My children used to spend hours playing together with their favorite toy. Though most would assume it was a major purchase or some extravagant electronic gadget, it was actually a most simplistic and regular household item … only in mass quantity! When my daughter was about a year old, a friend from church told me to start Continue »