Relationships

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…

Teaching Kids to Care for Siblings: One Clue

I don’t think I’ve ever known a mom with several children who has not struggled with sibling rivalry. Sibling rivalry is simply a given in a home with children. Sometimes…

Battling Fear

Our thought life is a powerful thing, and when it is filled with feelings of fear and anxiety it can be crippling. Fear can be especially crippling in areas where…

Are You Stressed?

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Anxious because there’s no way to get it all done? Fearful because you don’t know how to handle a difficult person? Unsure about how to make a…

How to Be a Great Mother-in-Law

A great mother-in-law?? Okay, most days, I’d settle for just being a good one or even simply not messing up a relationship too badly. I’ve been a mother-in-law for 17…

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