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All We Have Are the Moments

All We Have Are the Moments... I wasn't able to write a blog post last week. Though I had many words in my heart to share, they never made it to the keyboard, because life was happening – busily sweeping me from one task to the other – seemingly, at times, without a moment to exhale. We ... [ Read More ]

You Are the God Who Sees Me

You are the God who sees me. With big smiles and bear hugs we enthusiastically greet each other every Sunday. Hello, sister!  How are you? But something about her response this time was different. "I'm hanging in there," she said with a half-smile. Now, I happen to know from ... [ Read More ]

With Jesus, Your Home is More Than Enough

"Five years, tops!  Five years and then we're out of here!" That's what I told my husband 13 years ago when we settled into what I now affectionately refer to as our Little House on the Freeway; our little slice of the American Dream in The Big Apple. When we first arrived, I deplored it.  ... [ Read More ]

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 ... [ 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 ... [ Read More ]

It Really Is a Good Life

I decided to wear a suit. I figured I'd give my everyday soccer pant and favorite hoodie (a.k.a. my mommy uniform) a break - just for today. I hadn't donned a suit in four years, not since I left my 9-5 to be a stay-at-home mom (for like the third time), but today it just felt right. I wanted ... [ Read More ]

7 Helpful Ways to Improve Your Marriage and Family

We all want to be have a happy and thriving home; and while family life is complex and there are no short cuts or quick fixes to improving upon it, the following practices have been instrumental in helping to invigorate my own marriage and family's life.   Some of the ideas involved are critical ... [ Read More ]

Angel’s Home for Spring Break!

Someone's back home for spring break and we couldn't be happier! We're having a great time getting all caught up.  The girls are having sleepovers in the living room and we're all spending lots of leisure time around the kitchen table hearing her campus life stories.  (Yes, this has slowed down our ... [ Read More ]

Thing One and Thing Two

With three of our six kids out of the home (one at Bible school, one in the military, and one married) there is a huge age gap between those siblings that are left. Those that remain are Jonathan (age 20), and his two younger siblings: Autumn (11) and Alexis (8). Recently, Jon came to me and ... [ Read More ]

Hump Day Humor: Daddy’s Fashion Show {or Violation?}

Hey Friends! Do you need a good belly laugh today?   Ready to spit out your morning beverage? Your kids do this, right? Why can't the kids ever pull these shenanigans when the house is clean?  :-) Just a little humor to help you over that mid-week hump.   "A cheerful heart is good ... [ Read More ]