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When You Want to Throw in the Towel on Motherhood

Several years ago, a friend joined me on an outing to a neighborhood park. She observed me speaking calmly to my child who was on the brink of a tantrum and saw the attitude change in my child as they scampered off to play, happy once again. She told me later that she admired my parenting and was impressed with […]

Friendships are like a Trapeze Act

Dear Children of Mine, As I type this, you are all hanging out with friends and having a great time, but this hasn’t exactly been the easiest year for friendships. And so, I want to tell you a few things I have learned about friendships through the years in the hope that my words will help as you continue to […]

There’s Space for All of Us

Dear children of mine, There are certain lessons in life that I wish I could teach you without you having to go through the heartache of learning them. But there are not any shortcuts in life. And truth be told, one of the greatest joys in parenting is seeing you grow in wisdom and strength and maturity. Hard knocks and […]

All You Need is Love (but it might not be the kind you think)

When you’re afraid of waves       crashing in on you, or of days with ever setting suns, My love will not be enough. When you feel your feet slipping down into the deep and you’re looking for something to stand on, My love will never be enough. But when in those times you need an ear to listen or […]

Top 40 Life Lessons

Birthdays have a way of making me feel nostalgic. My 40th birthday is also making me feel nauseous. Crazy, right? It’s just that I don’t feel 40. But rather than getting stuck in this weird fear-of-the-future THING, I want to reflect on God’s faithfulness in the past. So today, I am going to do just that and share with you the top […]