The Unruly Will

The Unruly Will

When my children were growing up, and old enough to understand, I told them an important truth, “I’m not interested in being your friend, I’m your mom.” My children really didn’t need me to act like a friend. If I did, it would truly be a disservice to them down the...
Stay on Task

Stay on Task

They’ve heard me say it a thousand times. It was a phrase so often repeated to my children during our homeschool days that I had it inscribed on each of their diplomas when they graduated from high school. “Stay on task.” I wanted them to be focused and intentional...
Believe

Believe

My parents built a wonderful log cabin style house on 25 acres of land and made it our home over 40 years ago. We moved in when I was five years old. I moved out at 18 and went to college, married and raised my own family. Now, I am living in my childhood home once...
Walking into Weird

Walking into Weird

Be patient when it gets weird. The angels explained things to Joseph after he’d talked to Mary, not before. – Bob Goff Can anyone else relate? Three years ago this month, I walked into weird when I stepped into a hospital hallway. A doctor had just told me my mom had...
Awake My Soul

Awake My Soul

Some people arise before the sun does, seemingly on a regular basis. Honestly, it has been a foreign concept to me for many years. Why would anyone willingly put themselves through it? But, I thought I would give it a try. My work schedule is flexible, so I decided to...
Stay Close

Stay Close

Article from the Messenger-Inquirer On Faith column, May 2020 I left my newborn baby home alone. My three-year-old and four-year-old crossed traffic in a big city all by themselves. I put my six-year-old on a plane with a handsome, bearded man. Well, not exactly. But...