Man on the RunFathers…Superheroes or Superzeroes
“Would you tell me about your dad?” That’s one of my favorite questions to ask another person. Few inquiries surface strong feelings quicker. I’ve had people respond by turning fifty shades of red. Some have sobbed with disappointment. Others have come alive inside, smiling ear to ear as they tell me stories.
Mama: MonkOne Good Phrase: Holly A. Grantham (You can’t always get what you want…)
Holly A. Grantham writes beautiful, rich prose that runs deep. And she does it without making it look hard. One of the things I love most about this series is the opportunity to introduce you all to the bloggers I love to read, in hopes that you will too. Add Holly to your list, will [...]
Building CathedralsHigh-top Sneakers
By most accounts, I am a young mother. I had my first daughter at 22 and I still feel pretty hip at 31 years of age. However, I have certain style prejudices for “mother-age” women which are now coming into conflict with my own membership in this age group. OK, prepare to be alienated: I [...]
Bristol's BlogShout Out to an Alaska-Grown Miami Player
I'm a big fan of people from Alaska. Congratulations to this Heat player from Anchorage!
The Homeschool ChroniclesAnswers To All Your Questions About Homeschool
When it comes to homeschooling, I've answered every question and critique in the book. From now on, I'll just refer people to this brilliant video.
Wordy NerdyBoy No More
My son turned 13 and I'm mourning all that I may lose as he becomes a man, but still wanting him to "BE A MAN."
French RevolutionKilling Your Child for Volleyball
She had two abortions, and is now speaking out about how you don't have to sacrifice your children for your career. Read this homeschooling mom's terrible story.
Man on the Run“Trust me…it’s for your good.”
A few years ago, I counseled a family that was about to break apart. One core issue was that the husband/father was domineering. He wanted to be “in the know” on everything. He’d call his children on their cell phones every 15 minutes when they were out to make sure they were where they said [...]
Thin PlacesWhy Bother to Write About Prenatal Testing?
TinselIs ‘Man of Steel’ a Red State Movie or a Blue State Movie?
My friend Jen Chaney and I don't see eye to eye on everything. She's tinged blueish. I'm a nice rosy red. So it was fun when we got together to talk about Man of Steel.
A Few Grown MenWhat if Jesus applied for a job at your church?
"I’m sorry Mr. Nazareth, but I’m having a hard time seeing where that kind of ministry fits into our church’s strategic plan."
Muslimah Next DoorThis is Not the Way – Reflecting on the Death of Alex Spourdalakis
They show up in my news feed a lot – stories of children and adults with autism who wandered off, bolted, went missing and were found dead in a pond less than a mile from home, or something similar. Or news articles about a special needs child who was abused on his bus or in [...]