The Secret to Confident Parenting

Parenting is a crazy journey. It can feel simultaneously wonderful and terrible all at the same time! I know because I’ve been there. I’ve raised four kids and now have five grandchildren. Most of my parenting journey was great, but I found that […]

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The Lingering Love of Jesus

“He’s coming! He’s coming! He’s outside the village now!” As the words rang out through the grief-​​​​stricken shadows of her home, Martha let the small cup she’d been relentlessly scrubbing come crashing to the floor. Her brow was covered in beads […]

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Be Still at 70 MPH

I love to travel. Take me anywhere! The long hours in the car are wonderful opportunities for my husband and I to chat uninterrupted. We also get to spend more time reading the Bible and praying. There are no limits on […]

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2 Tools to Help Kids Do Anger Better

She was angry. There was no doubt about it. Her words, "You stupid egghead," made it clear … even if they proved to be an oxymoron. After all, it's common knowledge that eggheads are smart, right? Well, at least to all […]

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When God Smiles: Joy in the Face of Trials

This past weekend, I saw Nichole Nordeman perform at a thanksgiving concert here in southern California; one thing she said struck me — we need to be still and take in God. On a sadder note, one of the singers who was scheduled to perform […]

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One Word for 2015

Every year, right around the last of the year, my husband and I pray and ask God for a word, sort of a “theme”, for the coming year. We ask Him to give us clear direction and for some reason, it has […]

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