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Dear Jesus, Hold My Hand, Please

When my son was just a tot, he only prayed one prayer whenever it was his turn: “Dear Jesus—hold my hand, please.” That was it. Trying to figure out where…

Candace Cameron Bure and the Latest Firestorm About “Submission”

We should not be surprised when a fire starts from a bed of coals.  And in our culture, a firestorm erupts whenever a Bible-believing Christian talks about roles in marriage….

Bummer Bumps and Spooky Night Walks

One of the bummers of being a single mom is checking out creepy noises in the night. I was never the gal who wanted to prove she was brave ……

This Is Only a Season

As I get older, I realize more and more that this journey of faith is just that – a journey. Though I’m only 26, I became a Christian as a…

7 Things I Say to God When I Don’t Choose to Wait on Him

I have many personal weaknesses, but I would say that my biggest one by far is that I don’t know when to leave people alone! If there is a conflict…

Holding Firmly to My Best Friend’s Hand

I’m a scaredy-cat … I’ll admit it. Recently my kids and I joined some friends for a day at the beach … it was beautiful and so much fun! This…

You’ve Got the Wrong Mom

“You’ve got the wrong Buzz! You’ve got the wrong Buzz! YOU’VE – GOT – THE – WRONG – BUZZ!” I picture Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story 2, stuck in a…

Two Thoughts to Avoid

At each season of my life I’ve found myself falling into two traps–mental traps–which are not helpful. One is the “what if” syndrome and the other is the “if only”…

The Prayer Knot

Whether you are sending your child off to kindergarten or to college, the adjustment is a hard one! It is a reminder that they are growing up and that they…

What the Titanic Taught Me About Parenting

April 15, 2012 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic Disaster. I recently had the opportunity to write a novel set on the Titanic, and as I wrote I couldn’t…

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