Grandchildren

A Bittersweet Christmas

Christmas is a funny thing, isn’t it? Take the other night at my house: Christmas decorating night! We hauled out the boxes of decorations from the attic while Pandora churned…

Family Traditions: A Glimpse into Christmas Future

Have you ever thought about family traditions? As I helped my 1-year-old place ornaments on the Christmas tree this year I imagined her doing the same thing with her children—and…

The Reason

After losing my mom just a little over a month ago, having my dad come stay with us two weeks, lots of company for Thanksgiving (most of them staying in…

“It’s not fair!”

We would be wealthy if we had a dollar for every time that phrase was uttered by our kids!  Of course we told them over and over and over, “Life…

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…

Global Giving

Every year our parents ask for Christmas lists for our family.  And every year I struggle to come up with enough ideas.  I also dread the crowds fighting over the…

The Impact of a Kind Word

After a long and wearying day of traveling with our three children (6, 4, and 2), we were anxiously waiting to disembark at our final destination. I couldn’t have been more ready…

Growing Together Devotional Series

Check out our newest video with Tracey Eyster as she talks about the Growing Together devotional series by Barbara Rainey. This series goes over character qualities like Truth, Courage, and Gratitude. And it…

Sharing Our Chips

Recently, there was a picture of me and my sweet granddaughter posted on Facebook. This picture really touched me, and I began to tear up. (I am really getting sentimental in…

Two Grandmas

Twenty-five years ago, my two stepsons were 11 and 13 when their dad and I got married. To them, I have always been “Stepmother” or “my dad’s wife,” which is…

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