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The Sin Spectrum

I have several friends who have children on the autism spectrum. I admire the way they fight for their kids to get the help they need. They have learned that while it is important to have expectations for their children, those expectations must be tempered with compassion and discernment. I see this same heart cry in other friends who have […]

Big Church vs. Small Church~ Which is Better?

Recently, a prominent pastor of a mega church in Atlanta, GA came under some heat for statements made in a sermon. He shared that parents who take their kids to a small church (which he considers to be 200 or less) are selfish, because they are not giving their kids an opportunity to love church. He has since apologized for […]

Every Life Matters

Fourteen years ago, I had a miscarriage. It was a devastating time for me, but life continued and somehow I made it through an entire extra year of work that I had not anticipated. I was surrounded by people who loved me well, a husband who shared my grief and faithfully pointed me to Jesus, and family who prayed for […]

Merry Christmas

This year has been full. Full of momentous occasions (Dave and I both turned 40 this year and Ethan celebrated his golden birthday- turning 10 on the 10th). Full of epic trips (we drove to Virginia, Alabama, Texas and Kansas to visit all of our extended family this summer and Dave and I had the opportunity to go on a […]

Stop Trying to Please Me!

There are certain things I never thought I would say until I became a parent. Things like don’t lick your armpit! and why would you put the lightsaber in the toilet?!! But I have started saying something recently that has really surprised me. It’s this… Stop trying to please me. You would think having children who try to please you would be a wonderful thing, right? […]