What I’ve Been Thinking About This Week

  The past couple of weeks I have been devouring Austin Kleon’s latest book, Keep Going; 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Time and Bad. This week I’ve been camping out in certain sections and I want to share a few excerpts with you. Let me know what you […]

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More “Words I Could Hear”–from an Unlikely Source

I get the biggest kick out of it when God uses something secular to reinforce His Word to me—totally unexpected. He did that last week. Gene and I were watching a silly sitcom. One of the characters is eccentric but every so often he will say something profound which. Of […]

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Words I Needed in a Way I Could Hear

Often when I pray for someone in a hard situation I ask God to speak to them in a way they can hear. In order for each of us to understand anything it must be presented to us in a way that we can understand. The ability to communicate in […]

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If I Could Say One Thing to You in the Midst of Your Trial . . .

My loved ones and I are going through a hard time. I won’t give details for two reasons. One because they are not mine to give. And two because if I give my details the temptation is for you to turn your focus from your life to my situation, ignoring […]

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A Conversation with the Family Looking Up Moms and Myself–Loving No Matter What

Last week I was delighted to be a guest on the Family Looking Up podcast. These three mamas–Andrea, Camille, and Beth–have thirteen kids (my best count from their pic) ranging in ages from baby to high school. They have lots of hands-on mommying experience. All of this contributed to our […]

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What I’m Learning about Life and Jesus from Physical Therapy

I few weeks ago I experienced another first in my life—I went to physical therapy. My hip pain became more than I wanted to endure so I went to the doctor. He prescribed physical therapy. I had no idea what to expect. I left my first visit with three pages […]

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What’s New in My New Year

Dear Ones, I know it’s been a while, a long while, since I’ve shared with you. I am sorry. Members of my family needed me. They come before my writing. It’s been weeks since we last talked and I’m wondering where to jump in. In September we welcomed our second […]

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Your Part in Healing Your Relationship with Your Adult Child

I find the biggest obstacle to parents building relationship with their kids who are making decisions they don’t agree with is the parent. Yes, the parent. I’m not blaming parents for their kids’ poor decisions nor am I putting the responsibility of those decisions on the parents. I am saying […]

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Celebrating the Holidays with Adult Kids and Less Stress

I hate to sound cliché but the holidays are upon us. Yes, we are only in the first few days of October, but you know I’m right. Christmas decorations have taken over Hobby Lobby; even Target has started a small section for Christmas lights. Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here […]

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What Comes Next: When Your Adult Kids Face Difficult Times

Sometimes I think back to the struggles and hard times Gene and I have had in our marriage, especially the early years. I remember feeling hopeless and helpless. I remember wondering if the situation would ever change. Then I try to remember what brought about change. Was it a piece […]

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