Relationships

Exit Bitterness

My mother and grandmother had a contentious relationship. I say “relationship” very gingerly. As a youth the divorce of her parents put a wedge between them that would last until…

Death in a Step family

I was in Tyler, Texas getting ready to stand before one thousand women when I got the call from my brother, Mark. “Dad has had a stroke, he is in…

Implement 4 Boundaries To Prioritize Your Family

“What can I get for you this morning?” the young man asked. I walked up to the counter and ordered my usual  Americano with cream – extra hot. We exchanged…

I’m Just An Imperfect Mama Like You

On the other side of my chicken nuggets and lemonade sat my friend, a mom of four with a baby on her knee, struggling to keep him happy so we…

14 Ways to Love Others

Valentine’s Day is February 14th, but who says showing love to others is limited to just that day? Try these ideas to show love to others: Start your husband’s car…

Making Wise Choices as a Mom Instead of Foolish, Selfish Choices

Are there foolish choices you need to stop making in 2019? There’s a connection between foolishness and selfishness. Yes, some foolish choices are made out of ignorance (don’t we all…

Called Toward Home To Bake Bread

Over a decade ago when I started writing, I had plans. Big plans. Or at least I had big dreams about where God would take me on that journey. For…

New Year’s Un-Resolution

New Year’s un-resolution … how’s that for different? Everybody makes New Year’s resolutions. That’s easy, dreaming big dreams about what you are going to do better or what you are…

Twas Christmastime

Twas the month of Christmas and all through the city People were crazy and not acting pretty. The traffic was clogged, the stores were all packed. The lines were so…

Holidays with Parents and In-laws: Let It Be Good

You’re into preparation mode-shopping, cooking, invitations, fundraisers, junk mail, Christmas cards, special parties. And this is above and beyond the regular stuff on your plate–sports teams, concerts, work deadlines, homework…

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