This week I’m blogging over at Club 31 Women about why our girlfriends are so important. Here’s a snippet: Recently I had the privilege of spending 4 days with 18 young writers. Each is a part of the blog team for Club31Women We laughed, cried, studied the word, shared deeply and had a blast together. … Read More about Here are the reasons you need your girlfriends!
Do you ever get so frustrated or so discouraged that you want to shout, “I can’t!”? It happens to me a lot. A project isn’t progressing the way I want or I’m just too tired to check off the next thing on my to-do-list. It may be a situation or a person I can’t fix. … Read More about “I Can’t”: Two Simple Words God Loves to Hear
There are so many things our children need. And so many things we want for them. Assurance that they are loved. Security. Stability. Safety. The best education, health, good (and wise) friends, success, accomplishment, a life of purpose. And strong character: integrity, compassion, a teachable spirit, self-discipline, courage, faith, joy . . . Being a … Read More about The One Thing Your Child Needs the Most
This summer John and I celebrated 50 years of marriage. We can hardly believe it! One of the most common questions we’ve gotten in recent years is What does it take to make a marriage last? We’ve written and spoken a lot about marriage over the years, but today we’re going to do something different. … Read More about Celebrating 50 Years: How to Make a Marriage Last
We were at the beach for a study vacation. My list of things to do was long but what I really needed was rest, refreshment and fun times with my husband. My emotions were at war: my longing for rest clashed with my need to get things done. In my quiet time one morning I … Read More about One Powerful Thought Guaranteed to Change Your Perspective
One of the most common questions I get is about how to discipline. We live in a child-centered culture. A culture that often says our primary job as a parent is to make sure our child is always happy. Of course we all want our children to be happy, but that’s not our primary goal … Read More about You are the Parent, Not Your Child: How to Discipline
After a wonderful Memorial Day celebration of our 40 years at the Falls Church Anglican John and I have had the summer off. Because it’s been full of travel, family, visitors, and trying to catch our breaths, I would not call it rest. Instead, I would say it’s been a summer of tremendous gratitude. We … Read More about Even on a Romantic Vacation, I Can Be Selfish
Life is crazy. Demands, expectations, options, responsibilities. There are so many things we ought to do, need to do. So many folks to please, too many deadlines to meet. Sleep deprivation, a feeling of failure, perhaps boredom, even loneliness. But life is good. Occasionally, we may find ourselves just trying to get through. Sometimes that’s … Read More about A Fresh Vision from God for Your Summer (and Mine)