Growing Through Prayer – The Stress of School

Growing Through Prayer – The Stress of School

Lord, As my children fill backpacks, lockers, and lunch boxes, their minds are filled with worries too. Will I make new friends? What if I embarrass myself in class? Will my teachers like me? How much homework will I deal with? Will I get good grades? Am I brave...
Living Within My Limits as a Mom

Living Within My Limits as a Mom

Years ago as a young mom of a preschooler and toddler, my neighbor-friend-role model was a big deal in my life. Gloria mothered five kids with patience and humor. Her door was always open to share a cold Coke and conversation. Her kids loved and liked each other and...
Steering Your Marriage Down Life’s Hard Roads

Steering Your Marriage Down Life’s Hard Roads

Last weekend Rob and I traveled an hour or so from home for a long-overdue date night. We savored uninterrupted conversation in the car, a delicious meal at a new restaurant, and an uplifting time at a marriage and family event. By the time our evening was over, we...
Growing Through Prayer—Pressure to Perform

Growing Through Prayer—Pressure to Perform

Lord, It’s the season of test scores, trophies, and report cards. My kids feel pressure to perform and measure up. They carry silent fears, wondering Am I going to make it? Am I accepted? Am I enough? My children can believe their value and worth are on the line....