Give grace, for goodness’ sake

Enter grace One day last week, the woman in front of us at the grocery store was taking for . . . ev . . . er. After the cashier scanned a…


A 9/11 birth and a coronavirus graduation: How God redeems all he allows

Boy, do I hate snakes.  As a boy momma, I have had to accommodate a few of them over the years. But as a rule, I am not a fan. I know everything…


Hey Workin Momma

Hey, you. Working momma or daddy. There’s a lot of us out here.  We write, we create, we design, we pack lunches, we cry while dropping our…


The Mom of Fall

It is finally fall.  We are past the whole “back-to-school” crazy but haven’t quite hit the “holiday” crazy.  This is my favorite time…


Reflections in the Mirror

April looked intently into the foggy mirror above the bathroom sink. She could not imagine how God could possibly love the person in that…


How to calm your anxious teen (and yourself)

When my kids were younger, I remember being very excited when summer was coming to an end. At that stage of my life, in the trenches of raising…


Practical Help for Parents Raising Teens

Parenting is not for the faint at heart, and parenting teens emphasizes this reality.  If you are in the midst of raising teens, you know…


Have You Talked About It?

A whirlwind of swimming, road trips, sunshine, popsicles, and lazy days, and here we are again . . . talking about backpacks.  While you…


Protected or Prepared?

Should we protect our kids from the news of a mass shooting or prepare them for the possibility? Most schools have implemented a plan and will…