3 Important Questions to Ask when Holiday Stress Looms

Nearly twenty years ago, I journaled about a holiday moment in my life that was filled with more stress than love. On this particular occasion, I was worn-down by trying to do too much decorating, shopping, cleaning, cooking and entertaining. At that time, my husband wasn’t as involved in helping me with those kinds of […]

How I Failed and Succeeded to Pray for My Sons – Plus Linkup

Prayer is very important to me as a mom, not to mention as a Christ-follower. But I haven’t always done parts of it perfectly or even well. I’ve been very consistent in how much I pray for my children—both then and now. But I failed in how little I prayed WITH my kids. So today […]

3 Ways I’m Dealing with an Empty-Nest

I’m walking over an incredibly monumental transition or “threshold” in my life—that of being a full-fledged Empty Nester. Since that’s the case, I’ve felt like it might be good to do a series on the many “thresholds” we all go through in marriage and life. I will be alternating these posts with my videos that […]

How Grief Softens the Heart And Linkup

When I set about to organize, clean and prepare my house for market last month, I didn’t realize how this process of purging would hit so close to home . . . as in my heart. One of the monumental moments happened when my hubby took a couple of days to get away and prepare […]

How Mothers Touch Us

I’m taking a short break from blogging or vlogging today to enjoy Mother’s Day, but thought you might enjoy this graphic . . .

Free Tribute Letter as Gift for Moms And WW Linkup!

It’s that time of year when we all think of ways to honor and give to the mothers in our lives, and that got me to thinking . . . What would I want as a gift from my sons? What would mean more to me than a physical gift?—although those are certainly nice and […]

Shouldn’t the kids come first? SJT Video

In this “Sloppy Joe Time” video, I talk about the sloppy expectation I had when my husband and I began to have children. I thought that I could let the overwhelming love for my kids become the focus of my marriage. Click on the video below to find out what I learned, as well as, […]

Review of “Your Legacy” and Link Up!

Today I am happy to share another book giveaway, Your Legacy by Dr. James Dobson, to one randomly chosen winner* who comments on this post by midnight on Thursday, Sept. 18th. Dr. Dobson has always been such a treasure to families and this book adds another gem to his stockpile filled to the brim with […]