January 21, 2020

My friend was browsing at a Goodwill outside Atlanta, when she spotted a book (Really Bad Girls of the Bible) she had been wanting to read. Later, imagine her surprise when she saw a short note from the previous owner, tucked carefully between the pages. Except… it wasn’t from the owner, but the previous owner’s husband.  It wasn’t long, just 7 sentences. And it was stumbling and awkward in spots. But it was clearly one average husband’s attempt to put into… Read more

January 14, 2020

It seems like Christmas is barely over—we’re on celebration overload and are still struggling with “what year is it now?”—when the Valentine’s Day displays go up in all the stores. Is it just me or is your inner Scrooge grumbling: “Hey, give me a minute before we dive into the next holiday, please!”? But believe it or not, it actually is the perfect time to be thinking about Valentine’s Day. You want to know why? Right now, Valentine’s Day is… Read more

January 6, 2020

Today would have been my precious father’s 77th birthday. Two weeks before Christmas, my Mom held him and my brother and I held his hands, as God brought him Home.  I am missing him and thinking about him so much today – especially about what an incredible gift that I’ve been given in my Dad.  What a gift so many of us have been given in our amazing, imperfect, loving, hard-working, strong, caring Dads. Guys, you may not feel like… Read more

December 23, 2019

I never imagined that in my family’s darkest moment would come a miracle. Perhaps in the heavens there are greater things at work than what we think we may know. And when it comes, sometimes it can be as soft as a whisper. And so I’ve learned to never stop listening. (Buttons: A Christmas Tale) My daughter and I love Christmas movies. It’s a tradition to snuggle up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and lose ourselves in… Read more

December 3, 2019

On your mark, get set . . . go! The holiday season is upon us, and instead of looking ahead with anticipation and joy, many of us feel like we’re embarking on a marathon of social activities, errands, and never-ending to-do lists. Trying to make sure everything measures up to our standards of holiday sparkle and specialness can leave us feeling rundown, irritated, and exhausted. But there’s another way. “Let It Go” is more than a Frozen anthem for the pre-school set…. Read more

November 21, 2019

We recently posted an article offering guidance to men who feel frustrated because their wife is shy about letting him see her body. What they most want to view—what they were intended to see—is the beauty of their wife’s body. And when she avoids being seen by him, it creates frustration on his part. So we promised a follow-up article for all the wives who are feeling challenged by this issue in their own way.  So wives, I know we… Read more

November 15, 2019

I recently heard from a man who was feeling frustrated because his wife is so shy about letting him see her body. He’s happy in their marriage and satisfied with their sex life, and he’s careful not to eye other women. But his wife still seems to feel like she’s not “enough” somehow. She says that her body has changed since she’s had kids, that she’s gained weight, and that she doesn’t get to the gym as much as she’d… Read more

November 15, 2019

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November 5, 2019

  “In U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace.” That was the headline of an October 2019 Pew Research Center article. One guaranteed to discourage every pastor and every Christian in America.   It is also entirely misleading.    Just to set the record straight: More than one-third of American Christians consider themselves “strongly affiliated” with their faith. Yes, that’s right: one third. In today’s world, where going to church is no longer the thing to do on Sundays, that is a… Read more

October 28, 2019

The new school year is in full swing (wait, didn’t we just take those “first day of school” pictures yesterday?) and chances are you’re in full-on schedule management and chauffeur mode. There’s a ton of extra-curricular activities that teens can participate in—marching band, sports, robotics, scouts, clubs, lessons, and more can fill the afternoons and evenings (and don’t forget those early morning swim team practices!) Great kids want to be involved and won’t hesitate to dive into a full schedule…. Read more

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