Spurred

Last night as I enjoyed my nightly herbal tea, sitting in my warm bed covered with three blankets, I realized this had become a habit. This sitting, cozied up, drinking tea while reading each night. It wasn't always a habit for me. I used to struggle to make the coffee, get the kid ready for... Continue Reading →

Untangling the web

"Oh what tangled webs we weave, when first we practice to deceive." (Sir Walter Scott) My experience with resentments is that I have carried way too many of them for way too long. I resented people who hurt me and abused me. I resented people who lied to me and used me. I resented people... Continue Reading →

Raising a miracle

Do you have friends whose children have special needs? Most of us do. Or maybe you're parenting a child with special needs yourself. Many are. My friend and colleague Matt Krumrie wrote this blog post about raising his miracle daughter, Kassy. I read it this morning and felt convicted of my own failure to care... Continue Reading →

Independence Day: Mama Musings

Today's guest post is by Erin Jennings, my wonderful friend and mom of a military serviceman. Thank you for sharing your musings with us this Independence Day, Erin. For me, Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, is a reminder of the weight of our liberty. A couple of centuries back, colonists felt deeply about... Continue Reading →

Paths to restoration

Thank you, Rhonda Bletsh, for sharing your heart through words in this guest post. On 3/16, at 4:41 in the afternoon, 2021, Bruce’s soul left his Earthly vessel. With it, hetook a piece of mine. In that moment when I watched him take his last breath, my new life was beginning. Ijust didn’t fully comprehend... Continue Reading →

5 Ways to relish spring

Are you genuinely enjoying this spring? Spending time outdoors (unless it's raining), breathing in the fresh air, taking walks, picking or planting flowers, planning your garden, taking a drive with the windows down? If not, and you're able, seize the day! Spring flies by every year. Let's enjoy it wholeheartedly while we can and reap... Continue Reading →

Grief & gratitude

Today's guest blog post is written by my friend, mentor, and former boss, Rhonda Bletsh. Thank you for sharing the depths of your grief, love, and gratitude with us, Rhonda. As the one year anniversary of my husband’s death approaches, I find myself reflecting on all that I have. In those first seconds, minutes, hours,... Continue Reading →

Loving our kids in spite of them

Today's guest post is shared anonymously by a mom who knows what it means to love someone in spite of their behaviors, choices, and flaws. To love someone regardless of whether the love is reciprocated. I hope this post helps other moms feel less isolated in their feelings and circumstances. I want to share some... Continue Reading →

Love in a pandemic

Today's blog post in the love month series comes from fellow writer/blogger Toi Thomas. Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Toi! You can follow Toi here: https://linktr.ee/toithomas. The past two or so years people have struggled to express and feel love. Many have felt confined by the limitation of COVID restrictions and struggled... Continue Reading →

February 2022: Love covers us

Tomorrow kicks off the month of February. You know, the love month. The month when the sugar-coated Hallmark movies, teddy bears, roses, and chocolate hearts overwhelm even the most sentimental. The month when those who are single stock up on 50% off chocolate on February 15. The month when lovebirds coo at one another even... Continue Reading →

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