Relationships

The one huge thing we gloss over that will change our lives

When the MomLife team suggested we explore “respectable” sins we tolerate in ourselves, I wrote a 1400-word post in less than an hour. I had something major to say. But…

Are You Lonely?

The other day I went for a walk with a friend of mine. At some point on the trail she said to me, “This week I have been feeling lonely….

4 Reasons Your Friends Will Go See ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

It’s not news: The reading habits of over 100 million have cannibalized the rest of the publishing world. EL James’s Fifty Shades of Grey has set the record as the…

Seeing Life in Terms of Seasons

One month when our five children were all small, we had three cases of chicken pox, two ear infections, one case of bronchitis, and three cases of the flu. My…

Your Heart Is a Follower

I have a friend who speaks of her husband as if he were God’s gift to all creation. I’ve met the man. While he is a nice person, he is…

Inconvenienced?

This week I had the privilege of being inconvenienced. My entire schedule and plans were laid aside to parent another family’s seven children. The father had to go through an…

Decking the Halls Without Decking Your Family

The Christmas season is supposed to be about family, cherishing loved ones, and celebrating Jesus, the Light of the World coming to dwell among men and offering us hope. But…

The Best Thing About My Sons: Their Wives

I have two fine sons, amazing men. But when I think about it, one of best things they have ever done is to marry the women they did. When they…

Landmark Moments

There have been experiences in my life that I consider to be “landmark moments.” They are significant experiences that impacted me and caused me to vow to never forget them….

How to Be the Family the World Notices (In a Good Way)

On a recent business trip there are two families that stand out in my memory. One is a couple who sat down by me at the lunch table at the…

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