A word to parents of college-bound kids

I will be honest—this is a hard one for me to write.  Why? Because it is just a little bit too real life. It is easy to write about seasons past or…


How the discipline of Sabbath rest saved my daughter’s life

“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy” (Exodus 20:8 ESV). My daughter, Megan, is a senior in college and struggles with perfectionism and…


Unexpected and blessed: Surprises in Scripture and life

Nine years ago, my husband and I welcomed into our lives an unexpected blessing that has forever changed our lives.  Our daughter found her…


Independent dependents: The faith of your grown children

I remember the moment like it was yesterday.  I was standing on the porch of my house holding my five-day-old son. My husband was back at work, and…


The danger of parenting with tunnel vision

How often do you get stuck in parenting?  Maybe your toddler is refusing to go to bed night after night and you’re at a loss for what to do.  Maybe…


Driving away

Everyone has experienced that moment as a parent.  It’s the moment when we drop off our child at school, or with a friend, and look in the rearview…


Return to sender

When I wrote this blog in 2007, I had a picture in my mind of how the following four years would go, but God had other plans . . . My daughter’s…


Letting Go

When it came time for my kids to leave home, to spread their wings, to enter the “adult world,” I didn’t think I had done enough to prepare them.…


God Gave Them Wings

Christian radio stations may cause a certain number of fender benders this month. Every May, they dust off the song “Give Them Wings” by Mark Harris,…