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…

Dear Mommas

Dear Momma and Dads, I don’t ever share sappy videos here. But I am today. Over the past year, I have been able to make amends for mistakes I made as a parent, things I did and shouldn’t have done and things I should have done but didn’t. Making amends is a hard but necessary…

Dear mommas …

Dear mommas who are upset by the events of the past few days, For those of you who have young children, below is a great article on how to talk with your children about the events of the last few days.  Our prayers for Beirut, Kenya, and Paris continue. Unfortunately, these will not be the…

Dear Mommas…

Dear Mommas of challenging children, Have you prayed for you kids today? I don’t mean the “Oh, God! Don’t let me kill anyone today” prayers. Although, if you need to pray that, please do. And then count to ten, take a deep breath, and try again.  I mean praying for your child to grow in…

Darkness

“Hello Darkness, my old friend. I’ve come to talk with you again.” Darkness All around Loneliness Fog Heaviness Confusion I hear the venom spewing at me from a twenty-something-year-old, “I hate you. You are a failure. It’s all your fault. My addiction, my mental illness. You ruined my life. Unworthy! Failure! I hate you! We…