I’ve had many conversations over coffee where I am looking straight in the eye of a discouraged friend. I listen to the difficulties and sufferings and hard things they are going through. My heart aches with them. I don’t know what to say. I struggle with how to encourage and help. Sometimes, I’m speechless. I… Read More The THING to Finding Hope in the Hopeless
All three of my boys like to build towers. How high can they go? How steady are their hands? Of course, this mama is cheering each one on, “You can do it! Go higher!” And, they do. And then, it falls with a crash and applause. Turning back the pages of the Old Testament, we… Read More The Things that Boys Build
Family togetherness is…well… togetherness at its BEST. And, worst. Last week, we took all the boys to Beaver Creek, Colorado snow skiing. We just love the Rocky Mountains! It was a dreamy, delightful, memory-making time. But, not without the reality of ugly moments. Moments of irritation and crankiness and feeling pressured with the expectation to have fun, fun, fun! I had… Read More A Week of Family Togetherness: Naughty or Nice?
It’s like a long buffet line. Samplings of this and that from people’s thoughts and experience on this one word: attitude. I thought it would be fun today to partake in the smorgasboard. Something to chew on!