The Duggars are expecting again. Read more

A few nights ago I attended a reading by a new novelist.  She is gorgeous, and her book has taken the publishing world by storm.  Her husband was there, along with her children, and she told us–eloquently, with a great deal of humor and grace (while wearing the most beautiful cashmere cardigan)–how she came to write her book. And there I was, in the middle of the crowd, looking attentive and (I think) somewhat normal, being eaten alive by jealousy…. Read more

I ran across an old Christmas letter today and I remember the situation like it was yesterday. We are Christmas shopping and my son, Samuel is sitting in the buggy of the cart. I believe he is three years old. “Mommy, does Jesus come down off the cross to help us when we are hurt or scared?” Forget the gifts.  These are the moments parents live for. I’m thinking about how often I want comfort outside of Jesus’ work on… Read more

“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” – Confucius Oh, the sweet smell of revenge…. For the vengeful person, that probably feels good to say.  I’m actually such a goody-goody I’ve never had a chance to smell that sweet aroma.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve wanted to smell it, especially certain times of life (middle school!) but that thing called a conscience has stopped me cold every time. Acts of revenge look especially bad when your… Read more

Being a woman used to be defined as “bringing home the bacon and frying it up in a pan.”  (Not to mention the part about not ever letting our husband forget he’s a man.)  Perhaps the more modern definition of womanhood might replace frying up the bacon in a pan with choosing whole, fresh, natural, organic, local, seasonal, unrefined and unprocessed foods to serve to your family before homework and a reasonable bedtime. Real woman know, however, life rarely lives… Read more

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