If These Walls Could Talk
Faith, fear, and the truth that is setting me free.
Why Temper-Tantrum Parenting Might Just Help You Make the Rapture
Yes, being a flawed mom is OK
How the Gospel Is Wrecking My Life
Foster care, adoption, and the American Dream
The Little House That Could
How to thrive in family life

The Little House That Could: How to thrive in family life

“Thanks for breakfast, Mom!” said my young adult son as he smiled and walked out of the door. “You're welcome son,” I shot back as I smiled wide, grinning ear-to-ear. I felt so blessed as I peeled potatoes, cracked eggs and baked beans to usher in this beautiful breezy and sunny fall morning. My home was peaceful and at rest, adorned with ... [ Read More ]

How the Gospel Is Wrecking My Life: Orphan Care and the American Dream

I love my life . . . It’s cushy and comfortable and predictable . . . It has a daily rhythm that affords me a sense of fulfillment and happiness – be it homeschooling and activities for the kids, or mani-pedi’s and Starbucks’ lattes for Mom, my life is relatively easy-peasy and filled with comfort. I have so much to be thankful for. I love ... [ Read More ]

Why Temper Tantrum Parenting Might Just Help You Make the Rapture

One day after church, as another lovely mom and I stood in the courtyard eating muffins, chatting it up and shooting the breeze, talking about very spiritual things like hair bows, home schooling and the weather, we observed her one-and-a-half-year-old throw himself on the ground and catch a fit when being summoned by his father. And without ... [ Read More ]

The Theory of Everything: A wife who lost her look of love.

Dear Wife . . .  Do your eyes communicate to your husband that you delight in him? That he really floats your boat? That you’re happy he’s your man? It’s not enough to say that you love him . . .  Your eyes have to tell a story! Keep reading to find out why. “You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with ... [ Read More ]

Why It’s Important for Christians to be Salt and Light on Social Media

♦  Has the climate on social media been causing you to break into a sweat? ♦  Are you nauseated as you scroll through your Facebook feed because of all the negativity? ♦ Are you wondering why it's important to be "salt and light" when you press "post"? Then this article is for you! [Tweet "Why it's important for Christians to be "salt and ... [ Read More ]

Hope for Hurting Parents in the Midst of a Storm

Scripture declares that to everything there is a season . . . “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; (Ecclesiastes 3: 1 & 4, KJV) And so it is with parenting. One thing I promised to never do was to put on airs regarding ... [ Read More ]

I’m still here…barely; but I’ve got great pics!

I haven't posted in a lifetime because I've been busy cultivating a life. Well, there's that . . . and the fact that "family-life" has been kicking my b**t! When it kicks, I tend to not write. I know the Lord wants me to be tenacious.  He wants me to learn how to kick-back using the tools He has provided: prayer, fasting and council ... [ Read More ]

Letting Go Is Hard to Do (Take 2)

This is not the first time I've written a blog post titled Letting Go Is Hard to Do. I believe in the world of blogging that may equal a "fail," but truly, it's all I got. There are so many ways as parents that we have to let go . . . Maybe a kid heads off to college, enters the military, or lands a new job in another state; but even when ... [ Read More ]

Here Comes the Bride: My Angel is getting married!

Recently, I've been so busy "Celebrating the Adventure of Faith and Family Life" (this website's tagline) that I haven't had sufficient time to blog about it! You see, my second oldest daughter, Angel, will be joined in holy matrimony on July 5th, 2017, to Scott Gerald Ewin; and I am one HAPPY MOMMA! I am beside myself with giddiness and ... [ Read More ]

Our Happy Home: An inside look at my spring decorations.

Spring has sprung and we've seen another Resurrection Sunday come and go. My family had a glorious day celebrating our Risen savior, because up from the dead he arose! It was a delight to be in the Lord's house with my family (and friends).  Nothing does this mamma's heart much better than having all of my children with me to worship the ... [ Read More ]

The Power of the Fourth Man: Hope for hurting families.

Dear wife and mom, If you’re struggling in your marriage or with your kids; if your circumstances seem horribly irreversible, I want you to know that the power of the Fourth Man is available to transform your family and save it from the fiery flames that come to destroy you and your loved ones. *** When I consider my more than rocky start in ... [ Read More ]