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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 ]

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 ... [ 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 ... [ 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 ]

How to Push Through Pain as a Parent (+ Video)

One call is all it takes . . . One call can change the trajectory of your life as a parent.  It can alter your sense of reality and shake you to the core. It can create a new “normal.” Seemingly, after that call, you now live in an alternate universe – not the one you previously were in, but ... [ Read More ]

It’s not the way it was…and it never will be.

This past weekend my family went apple picking. After dragging our feet to get there for the past two months, we finally made it. I knew that going was the right thing to do because the last time my family went apple picking we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  After all, it's a family ... [ Read More ]

What Did We Ever Do Before These Kids Came Along?

I’m just going to go ahead and put this out there: If you don’t have a teenage daughter (or possibly a teen son?) you’re probably making some vital make-up flaws that you’re unaware of. I mentioned the other day that I basically brought the entire make-up isle at Rite Aid because I wasn’t able ... [ Read More ]

My Boy’s Gone, Again (& Learning How to Let Go)

CAUTION: BROODING MOM ALERT Two weeks ago I looked like this... This week, I'm curled up in a fetal position, bawling and clothed in sackcloth and ashes. Will you grab your Kleenex and join me in having a teenie-weenie pity party?  (If you do I'll share my chocolate milkshake with you.) My ... [ Read More ]