Grandchildren

A Grandmother’s Prayers

I am a firm believer in prayer. It is a comfort to know that our heavenly Father invites me to come to Him anytime, with any concern, for any reason…

Christmas Photo Album

Ever wonder what to do with all those Christmas photos and photo cards you receive from family and friends? They seem to clutter on the mantle or crowd in my…

No More Christmases at Home

When we got married I looked forward to starting new traditions and continuing many from my childhood. Certain cookies, a particular style of stockings, and always a freshly cut tree were…

Christmas Giving

Last year we decided to minimize the commercialism of Christmas and  emphasize the birthday of Jesus Christ. We purchased a cow to feed a family in Africa instead of giving gifts to…

What Really Happened to Our Family this Thanksgiving

There is a proverb that says, “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”  This year my plans did not happen as I’d envisioned. Only two of our…

God’s Mothering Heart

Editor’s note: This week is the annual Cry of the Orphan campaign and FamilyLife hopes you will become informed and involved. Listen for special broadcasts this week on FamilyLife Today. We would like…

Dads — You Gotta Love ‘Em!

I am cleaning up dinner right now, and these little nuggets are floating into the kitchen from the nightly wrestling session in the living room: “Dad, can I touch your…

Facebook, at Our Age

Over the last five years as we’ve emptied our nest and transitioned to just the two of us again, Dennis and I have made several promises to each other while…

Adoption: Dealing with the Questions

When we decided to expand our family through adoption, we knew there would be questions. But some of them really threw us for a loop. These were from our close…

“MP Camp”

We embarked on a fun adventure by hosting our very first “camp” for our five grandchildren:  “Mimi and Papa Camp” or “MP Camp.” There was a lot of planning and…

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