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…


Family Camp: a Christian comedy for the whole family

Originally published on Denison Forum The joy of watching a comedy comes from its unexpected nature. We laugh when we're surprised by a well-timed…


Hope for the hard days: 5 truths to lean on

Hope for the hard days: 5 truths to lean on

Raising a child who has been diagnosed with a medical condition or impairment of any kind can take a toll on our souls as parents.  As I reflect back…


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…


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…


Freedom from regret: How ordinary work and faithfulness bring God glory

Although the decision to push pause on my career took place in the past, every day feels like a crossroads—a choice I must make anew every morning as…


Hope for introverted moms

Whenever someone asks how old my boys are, my answer (five and two) often elicits wide eyes and a sympathetic smile. It’s a busy time. We’ve got…


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…