Parenting Today, Promises Fulfilled Tomorrow

A few days ago, I caught my youngest son in the act—not of doing something wrong, but something right. He was picking up not just his room, but his older brother's and sister's as well. "Shhh! Don't tell! I want to clean up their rooms before they see it's me," he said. I gave him… Continue reading Parenting Today, Promises Fulfilled Tomorrow

If Getting Hit by a Train Doesn’t Make an Impact on You, Nothing Will

(My apologies for the pun. I just couldn't think of a better title for this post.) Here's the story. Seven years ago, my family and I, along with a couple of kids from our junior church class, were driving home in our minivan. The January weather had been brutal that year, with frigid temperatures and… Continue reading If Getting Hit by a Train Doesn’t Make an Impact on You, Nothing Will

The Honest Prayers of Children

I never imagined how much I'd enjoy working with children. When a child myself, I was not one of those girls who waited my turn to cuddle a newborn. I never once begged to babysit. But after I got married, my husband and I wanted to serve in our little church, and we offered to… Continue reading The Honest Prayers of Children