Moms of Teens

What Values Am I Modeling?

Dennis and I recently spent some time with our son Samuel, his wife, Stephanie, and their three beautiful children. Watching the two of them interact with these precious kids, especially their…

Reading Bedtime Stories to Teens

“Teens” is not a typo. I’m not talking about reading to toddlers, although I could write passionately about the value of reading to little ones. Today I want to challenge your…

Embracing the Diversity of Motherhood

Just like every person on this Earth, every mother is different.  God created each mother to be a unique individual, with special gifts and assets that only she can offer…

Important Teen Tips

I recently read an article that discussed a disturbing social phenomenon that “pretty” is no more, now it’s all about being “hot” – and sadly that observation is true. From…

Living With Uncertainty

I imagine each one of us is living with some kind of uncertainty. Uncertainty over a job application, uncertainty about what medical tests will reveal, or how to handle a…

7 Tips for Pulling Out of a Slump

After the holidays have come and gone and the New Year’s resolve has worn thin, it’s easy to find yourself in a slump. You feel lethargic, unmotivated, and in a…

Gathering Shells and Knitting Hearts

As I walked along the beach my eyes were continually drawn to the ocean waves lapping against the shore.  I couldn’t help grinning as the incoming waves tickled my toes…

Gaining Wisdom by Working with Teen Moms

Every Thursday night our family loads up in the car and heads to inner city Little Rock. This includes me, my husband, our homeschooled 17-year-old son, our toddler, and sometimes…

New Year, New Adventure—Same ol’ Me (and New Me)

Well, it’s 2012—and for me, the countdown is ticking. God-willing, my family will toddle, wheel, walk, and drag itself into six plane seats bound in an African direction on January…

My Mom Will Feed You!

I was reminded yesterday of one of my kids’ favorite lines:  “My mom will feed you!”  All I have to do is think about it, and I smile!  One particular…

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