Grandchildren

Encouragement

This past week I spent a few days taking care of two of my grandsons, ages five and three, so their parents could get away alone for a much needed…

Birthday Journals

The month of February begins the year-long birthday celebrations of our six grandchildren. They live hundreds of miles away and I really miss celebrating the day of their birth with…

Babysitting Five Boys

Last weekend my husband and I were in our cars at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning driving the one and a half hour distance to our daughter’s home. It was…

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…

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