Adult Children

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…

The Christmas Photo — What’s a Step family to do?

“My mom wants to have a new family picture taken for Christmas,” Tanya shared. “She updates the photo every few years and sends it with her Christmas cards.” “Everything was…

The Gift of Radiation

Begrudgingly I walked into the Breast Center for my annual mammogram on April 1. “Why am I such a rule follower,” I asked myself as I waited my turn on…

Always a Mom

Summer is forest fire season in Arizona, and right now the fires are raging in full force. They’re front-page copy in many newspapers and first lead reports on hourly newscasts…

Pick a Positive Path

Yesterday I was at a friend’s house chatting while our kids played upstairs. As usual, after only a few minutes, rumblings of discontent reverberated down the stairs. I was tired, so…

A Springtime Tradition

I watch with excitement as our crepe myrtle trees bloom among the azaleas and as the cherry blossoms flutter like snow in the wind. The trees, bushes, and flowers “dress…

Phases of the Empty Nest

My friend Julia and I met for coffee to catch up on each other’s lives. We’re both Empty Nesters. My five kids are all married, and I have nineteen grandchildren….

Is God in Handcuffs?

My husband and I are currently praying faithfully for three couples who are in significant marital stress. Affairs are going on in all three. Our son told us about several friends of his,…

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