SUFFER (because) THE LITTLE CHILDREN (don’t want) TO COME UNTO ME: When Children Aren't Charming in Church

IF YOU’RE A PARENT, you know it can happen.  Your chubby little Chad can be simply angelic, smiling and blowing kisses all through breakfast, but morph into “Chucky” just as the homily begins.IF YOU DON’T HAVE CHILDREN OF YOUR OWN, you sigh in exasperation when the toddler in the pew in front of you cavorts in the aisle, peers into purses and loudly demands donuts while tossing his toys in the air.Sometimes, small children just can’t sit still in church, regardless of the careful parental pla … [Read more...]

FROM SOUP TO NUTS: Family Is Forever

Today, I had intended to release the recipe for my husband’s homemade pumpkin pie.  (Actually, it’s not originally Jerry’s recipe.  Many years ago, listening to WJR Radio, he heard the chef from Greenfields Restaurant in Detroit discuss Thanksgiving desserts, and he copied the recipe and made it his specialty.  Since Greenfields burned to the ground many years ago, I guess now Jerry is the “keeper of the secret recipe.”) However, we’ve moved since I last read the “secret recipe”; and today, I … [Read more...]

PROFILE IN LOVE: Talented musician, best-selling author, adoption activist and Mom— Deanna Jones’ story is one you’ll never forget

Deanna Jones - family

Late one Saturday evening last Spring, my husband and I had already settled in for the night.  He was watching TV and I was aimlessly web-surfing, reading Facebook status updates, when one photo caught my attention.  There, smiling on my screen, was a photo of a beautiful blonde woman cuddling with several African-American children.  She was my FB friend, sure enough, but who was she and how had we met?Curious, I read Deanna Jones’ profile for the first time.  I checked her websites—two of th … [Read more...]


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