Adult Children

This is How I Want to Celebrate Mother’s Day!

I was 27 years old.  The room was freshly painted.  The crib set up. Clothes neatly folded. Anticipation.  Waiting. Waiting.  She was late.  2 weeks late!  She finally came.  I…

Grandparents Raising Grandkids

Pete and Carol, happily married for 39 years, were ‘empty-nesters.’ Their 3 children were all in their 30’s, married, and now Pete and Carol were enjoying grandchildren. A phone call…

How to Bless Your Young Adult Children

It’s easy for us to look back on our high school and college days, and only remember the late night fun, friendships, sporting events, and parties.  Even though those things…

Stompin’ On the Stepmonster

You would think after 26 years as a step mother there wouldn’t be anything new to learn. Wrong. It all began when we decided to update our last will and…

Weddings and the Step family

“My step daughter and I have had a great relationship for over 12 years,” the woman shared. “She is planning her wedding, and I assumed I would be included. But…

What Values Am I Modeling?

Dennis and I recently spent some time with our son Samuel, his wife, Stephanie, and their three beautiful children. Watching the two of them interact with these precious kids, especially their…

What’s In a Name?

My toes are hurting something fierce! I just read in Annie Chapman’s book “The Mother-in-Law Dance” the dilemma that some daughters-in-law have about what to call their “in-laws.” Should it…

HIS Way… Not Mine (part 2)

I am finding that God is always at work, caring for each detail of my life. Putting into place things I could not have fathomed. I am learning that God…

HIS Way…Not Mine (Part 1)

I am finding that God is always at work, caring for each detail of my life.  Putting into place things I could not have fathomed.  I am learning that God…

An Empty Nest Christmas

“This Christmas is going to be so hard, really hard. I’m already dreading it.” I vividly remember this heartache of a few years ago. It was to be our first Christmas…

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