Imperfect

My parents weren’t perfect. Far from it. They made many mistakes. They did the best they could with the tools they had. I chose to forgive their failings, and my life is better because I chose forgiveness and grace rather than resentment and bitterness. I pray my children will do the same for me and…

Older women teach younger women. It's a command. Are you willing?

An Older Woman

We are told in the Bible that older women are to teach younger women. Are you willing to be such an older woman? Do you have an older woman in your life to speak the truth in love to you? I didn’t have such a woman in my life when my kids were little. I wish I had.

Dear Momma with the Screaming Toddler

Dear Momma with the screaming toddler, Perhaps in your country this is acceptable – talking on the phone while your toddler screams in a restaurant full of people trying to peacefully eat breakfast. Yes, I am a visitor to Canada and may not understand all of your traditions. As this is the second morning of…

Last Meme, I promise…

Last​ meme, I promise…at least for now.  Sometimes I want to scream at Facebook!  I did with this one! I screamed, “THEY ALSO DONT TELL YOU THAT THE HARDEST PART OF MOTHERHOOD IS WHEN ONE OF YOUR KIDS DOESN’T GET TO GROW UP!” I recently told a friend, “I’m tired of death!”  First all our parents…

Trip Log 2.4

No, I am not going to write a daily diary of what happened each of the past thirteen days! (Did I hear a collective sigh of relief?) That doesn’t mean this won’t be a long post. 😜 In my last Trip Log, I wrote that I was in Chattanooga for a couple of weeks. I’ll…

Gifts

My dad loved Christmas! He loved shopping and decorating, but mostly he loved giving gifts. Each year he would put up a twelve-foot tall tree in the living room. It was covered with tinsel, twinkle lights, and ornaments. The presents would be spread out all under and around the tree. Dad liked to have us…