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–Avalanche on a sunny day

Ever have one of those days/weeks/years, where you were hoping for a sunny day, but instead were buried under a ton of freezing cold snow? Why is it so hard, on those avalanche days, to remember the snow is only a temporary condition? That the financial/medical/emotional/housing crisis that consumes you today will eventually melt away, … Continue reading Book 5 teaser–Avalanche on a sunny day

Book 5 Teaser–Life’s a test, not a holiday

This is what I chant to myself when the kitchen pipe leaks, and black mold destroys the drywall and carpeting in my son's basement bedroom . . . When our two ancient vans have one problem after another after another . . . When my plans for the day get blown out of the water … Continue reading Book 5 Teaser–Life’s a test, not a holiday