What’s All The Fuss about Miley??


In the wake of Miley Cyrus’ activities of late, many are discussing modesty and cultural norms for women. The church is being both criticized for being restrictive and rules-based, and simultaneously hailed for helping young girls navigate these waters. The secular culture is also criticized for promoting self-debasing activities and fashion for women, and hailed […]

For Once I Got it Right!


My mother-in-law gave me the best advice when I had my first child. It was the week before I returned to my part-time training job in the evenings. I was lamenting leaving the baby with my husband (her son) and all the things he wouldn’t know to do because he didn’t take care of him […]

How to Change Your Marriage…


Disappointment threatened to crush my mother’s heart as I listened to the child’s tale of woe. Like shards of glass under bare feet, we pressed hard together into the painful event and shared tears. Helpless to reinvent history, I offered empathy and hugs and my own sorrow for this precious one’s heart ache. It seemed […]

Can’t Share My Secret…

This weekend, the women from our church got together for a lovely retreat.  At the end of the weekend, there was a public sharing time.  I wanted very much to stand up and talk about what I planned to do as a result of my experience, but did not. I yearned to unburden myself about […]

You CAN Change Your Marriage Today …

Proverbs 14:1 (NASV) The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish tears it down with her own hands. I remember when my boys were little and the bazillion times in a day when I would hear, “Watch me, mommy!” Or, “Look what I can do!” My daughter seldom does this, and when she does, […]

Got Arguments or Difficult People?

I buried my face in the horse’s mane and circled my arms around his neck. Hank’s gentleness and calm spirit was exactly what I needed. He simply stood and let me hug him for a little while, his warm hair against my cheek, his head resting on my shoulder. He didn’t even fish for the […]