I never thought I wanted children.

* Big thanks to my best friend, MeLissa Horseman, for today's post. She may have never wanted children, but she's become one of the best moms I know.* I never thought I wanted children. I barely thought I wanted to get married, let alone bring kids into the mix. This was a definite sore subject... Continue Reading →

Mission & commission

*Thanks to Debra Dickey-Liang for sharing her thoughts on motherhood, and happy early Mother's Day, Debra!*My commission in this life is to be an advocate and a caretaker, e.g., a peacemaker.  I know this with every fiber of my being.  It is an inherent part of me.  It is the way I perceive things; it’s... Continue Reading →

Big inspiration

  *Thanks to my friend Debra Dickey-Liang for sharing as today's guest contributor!* I’ve been a long-time fan of elephants! It’s taken me a while to figure out exactly why. I only knew that they were regal, majestic animals, dignified in their bearing, who have such expressive eyes that allow you to see into their... Continue Reading →

Day 27–Instant love

*Thank you, LaDonna Busby, for writing today's post and for being a daily blessing in so many lives.* Many people have told of meeting someone and having that “love at first sight” feeling.  Not that I doubted them, but I just never thought it would happen to me – but it did. Glen and I... Continue Reading →

Day 17–Restoration

*Today's post as part of our "28 days of love" project is written by one of my best friends and my true soul sister. I'm thankful for her beautiful heart and willingness to share something very personal with all of us. Thank you, Amie!* This afternoon, my husband and I were finishing up an overnight... Continue Reading →

Day 10–Dearly loved

*Big thank you to my friend Kelly Booy for agreeing to contribute to the "28 days of love" project!* I have had a consistent prayer for contentment these last couple of years!  My awareness of this need came one summer day in 2009 while on a walk in the Dutch farmlands.  A quiet, picturesque moment... Continue Reading →

A cup of water

Today, one of my best friends drove two hours to visit me for the second time since my baby was born. I consider her to be my "soul sister" because of the parallel spiritual paths we trod. As the mother of four children, taking an entire day to visit me, including the driving time, is... Continue Reading →

Top 12 things I’m grateful for in 2012

Recently I wrote a blog post for my personal blog, My 2012 gift list, and listed the most significant gifts I received in 2012. I didn't list tangible objects or even relationships on the list--I limited my gift list to the intangible yet priceless blessings I received in the form of lessons, inspirations, and virtues.... Continue Reading →

Sick and tired enough

There's a saying amongst my friends in recovery that has held true for me in many different situations: until I'm sick and tired enough of being sick and tired, I won't be ready to do things differently. In my life, this truth has proven itself in dating relationships and marriages, in matters of physical health... Continue Reading →

Happy early birthday, Margaret!

*Special thanks to my beloved former professor and friend, Dr. Teresa Burns Murphy, for writing today's post in honor of her Margaret.* 16 October 2012 Dear Bethany, Eighteen years ago I was where you are now – expecting a baby girl.  My daughter, Margaret, was due on Halloween, but she arrived a couple of weeks... Continue Reading →

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