Releasing my grip on my almost adult child

Releasing my grip on my almost adult child

My daughter is a “late bloomer” when it comes to driving. Thanks to COVID slowing things down with government agencies, she got a driver’s permit…


3 Everyday family moments that can become faith-filled prayers

3 Everyday family moments that can become faith-filled prayers

I will never forget holding my precious, beautiful daughter in my arms and tearfully confessing to my friend, “I think I’m a bad mom.”  At that…


The walk that changes everything

The walk that changes everything

The Book of Parenting has so many chapters.  We start the day we find out we are going to be parents thinking of names and planning the nursery. Then…


Praying for our strong-willed kids

Praying for our strong-willed kids

When people ask me to describe Harriette I usually say, “a lot.”  She is a lot of everything. A lot of fun. A lot of love. A lot of joy. A lot of…


What We Really Want for Mother’s Day: More Peace

What we really want for Mother’s Day: More peace!

The news hit me like a ton of bricks, knocking the wind out of me. I was afraid to breathe and afraid to blink, knowing the tears would start…


Practical ways to teach your children to pray

Practical ways to teach your children to pray

When one thinks about the great men and women of faith they can visualize their strength of character, their personal holiness, and their exercise of…


Helping your kids engage in Ramadan from a Biblical worldview

“Mom, he says he prays 5 times a day. What does that mean?”  Our middle daughter has made friends with a little boy in her class who also lives down…


The blessings and challenges of raising a child on the spectrum

I knew my ten-year-old son Elijah was on the Spectrum long before he was diagnosed.  Maybe it was my education as a counselor and two decades of…


The whispered prayers of a single mom

"God," I prayed silently as the wheels of my car crept down the gravel road and pulled onto the highway. "I don't want to ask for anything—I really…