What’s All The Fuss about Miley??

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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!

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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…

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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 […]