I think I saw the red and pink hearts in Target somewhere around January 3rd. I think I actually bought the kiddos their class valentines somewhere around January 7. (Planning ahead for the win!). I used to hate Valentine’s Day, and I still think it...

I sat in the quiet of a cool dark room, rocking my baby boy. His soft cheek lay firmly against my chest, his pudgy little arms wrapped around my stomach. I felt his lungs move in and out in perfect rhythm with the lullaby I sang:...

"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." - Hebrews 13:2 President Trump's recent Executive Order has resulted in Americans of every political persuasion voicing their opinions regarding the current refugee crisis. Regardless of where your political views on immigration...

Boundaries are essential for the survival of mankind. Boundaries keep our blood inside our bodies, the ocean from covering the earth, and...

In two weeks, I'm flying gloriously solo to St. Louis, Missouri, to be with some of my favorite people in the world. We will eat, drink, laugh, cry, share, pray, snuggle babies, and reminisce. It's been more than a decade since the nine of us became...

Monday was a long day. My son Jeremiah had been sick for two days and woke during the night with difficulty breathing. I was unable to get it under control with breathing treatments so off to the hospital we went. Many previous trips to the hospital makes it easy...

Pain - that is all I have been feeling lately. Three weeks ago, my neck and shoulder began to throb in a way previously unknown to me. Several sleepless nights and pain-filled days later, I sought comfort and more importantly, diagnosis, at the hands of a...

My offering to you today is a short, simple reminder of the task we've been given. Why do we do what we do? I struggle mightily as a parent. We have four under the age of nine and we are in the thick of it. Diapers...

I stomped into the living room in a fury, hands on my hips. My daughter who was sitting quietly reading looked up at me, "What's up, Mom?" "This whole room is a complete mess!" I said in exasperation. "Clean it up NOW or you won't be...