Don’t skip the scary: 3 reasons kids need the whole story of Easter

Don’t skip the scary: 3 reasons kids need the whole story of Easter

Lilies grace each page, and a rainbow sunset paints the sky behind the silhouette of three crosses on a hill. Pictures of Jesus sweating drops of…


Guiding my girls as a solo mom

“He won’t walk them down the aisle,” I lamented, a lump lodging in my throat as I watched my girls walk down the street together hand in hand. As…


Seven ways children react to grief

One of the hardest things after my husband died was not only dealing with my grief but also watching my children try to grapple with theirs.  My…


Today we say the long goodbye. . . again

Have you ever lost a child?  The pain, the grief, the disbelief of losing a child is something most of us have no desire to imagine. Even the thought…


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How Deep Is the Father’s Love For Us, Really?

When I first contacted a new client about his book, I emailed him words of consolation: “Though I’m sure you’ve heard this far too many times, I’m…


How to Help a Grieving Friend

A note from Cynthia: Abby Rike is a dear friend who faced an unfathomable tragedy in October 2006 when her husband, five-and-a-half-year-old…


The Kate Spade Conversation

The Kate Spade conversation used to be about the price of a purse instead of the person who began the company. When Kate Spade chose to take her…


Why did a good 'Dad' let them kill his Son?

Your kids will probably ask you that question someday. Are you ready to answer? There isn’t a child or, quite frankly, an adult who finds that…