5 Tips for Moms Releasing Their Kids {Guest Post, Give-Away}

I invited my good friend Brenda Yoder to join me here today to talk about releasing our kids. Releasing — or “fledging” — happens multiple times throughout the lives of our children. In fact, even when they’re fully out of the nest, as mine are, we may still need practice letting go as we watch …

A Book Review and Giveaway: Balance, Busyness and Not Doing It All

Great friendships are a two-way street. Both of you gain and both have something to offer the other. My friend Brenda Yoder is young enough to be my daughter (okay, let’s say my younger sister), but she has taught me so many things about Godly womanhood and inspired parenting, in the same way that I’ve …

When All You Can Do Is ‘Do the Next Thing’

When I learned earlier this week of the passing of author Elisabeth Ellliot, a warm rush of gratitude washed over me — gratitude for what her life had taught me and for the joy she must be feeling now that she is reunited with those she loves and is sitting at the feet of Jesus. …

When the Innocent Suffer; Stop the Heartache

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The issue of violence in the home deserves more than 31 days of concentrated attention. It’s a sad fact that domestic violence affects one in four women in the United States every day. The recent headlines citing sports figures accused of abusive behavior have turned the spotlight on domestic …