For the past twenty-one years, my designated occupation on our tax forms and all official (and unofficial) documents has been "domestic diva." Given the flashy title, my house should look a lot better than it does, but my fierce and steadfast focus within that job title has been to raise four young men to love… Continue reading Love Them Into Being
A journey through cancer and a journey of joy would seem to be two very divergent paths -- particularly if the cancer is terminal and if it hits in the midst of a season of health and productivity. However, Steve and Sharol Hayner have invited readers into their experience of Joy in the Journey --… Continue reading Finding Abundance in the Shadow of Death
During their years of captivity, the people of Israel needed encouragement. The prophet Zephaniah reminded them of God's presence in their midst, His power to save, and the fact that He rejoiced in His love for them, a joy that was expressed in song! "The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will… Continue reading New Girl. New Song.
Can we find an actor with the earnest manner and unassuming heroism of Jimmy Stewart? Is there an actress with the grace and gentility of Donna Reed to play the female lead? I humbly submit 'Til We Meet Again: A Memoir of Love and War as a candidate for re-enactment on the big screen. Nailing the… Continue reading The Good Wound
When I hear that a mother of four boys has written a book -- that she has poured out words in the midst of putting out small fires -- I'm there. I want to read thoughts that were written while keeping everyone alive, while maintaining infrastructure and rule of law. When my four boys were all in… Continue reading Finding Home
My youngest son's best friend is an adopted orphan from Africa. Their first "play date" was barely impacted by the language barrier, and they have been friends for so many years that they can just barely remember life without each other. For this reason, Mike and Hayley Jones' story about their adoption of eight (yes,… Continue reading The Great Eight!