Admit it–you want unpredictability and challenges!

Ever have one of those years when everything changes on you? And does it seem that it happens every year? Yeah, me too. I've come to the conclusion that there's no such thing as "regular" life, that the "good old days" when life was predictable and easy never in fact existed, that when we long … Continue reading Admit it–you want unpredictability and challenges!

The chapter may be ending, but the book keeps going

Since last summer, I’ve felt I’ve been dying a slow death. We’re in the long process of moving cross country in June, but not until some major events in our family occur: a granddaughter born, a daughter off to college and back again, a son marrying, another son returning home. I find myself looking at … Continue reading The chapter may be ending, but the book keeps going

3 ways in which parents are like God (and 3 ways we aren’t–yet)

I’ve always known that parenthood is how God teaches us to be like Him, but now that I’ve been at it for 25 years, I feel like I’m finally understanding some of those aspects. For example: 1) God WANTS to hear from us. Wherever, whenever. I know this, because currently our family is spread over … Continue reading 3 ways in which parents are like God (and 3 ways we aren’t–yet)

Book 5 teaser–The Creator, criticism, and thinking twice

I've had several readers ask about Book 5, Safety Assured Leaving East of Medicetti and I'm pleased to report that yes--it's coming along well. I can't devote as many hours to it as I wished each day, because I have five kids at home--half of whom I homeschool (work out that math)--and a side business … Continue reading Book 5 teaser–The Creator, criticism, and thinking twice