Five Minute Friday: Glue

It’s what He created you to be. When He fashioned this family and set you at the center of it, God knew what they needed. You’re the glue that holds it together. Dear friend, you struggle today with the burden of your role. Caught between the children who still need you and the mother that …

Honoring the Saints Among Us: A Teacher’s Gift

 I am delighted to share with you my friend Monica Clark’s tribute to a teacher who made a lasting impression. The third-graders were ready for their last rehearsal. The girls dressed in white linen costumes lined up along the windows. Gold and silver halos danced and dipped, and stiff, silver angel wings stood at attention. …

The “Betty Effect”: Honoring the Saints Among Us

She had sparkling eyes, a warm smile and a sweet voice that I can hear to this day. For a brief season, Betty was my mentor and my friend. In thinking of the people who have left their mark on my life over the past 60 years, Betty immediately comes to mind. She attended the …

Remembering Uncle Bill and His Legacy of Love

There were those crazy red neon lips atop the billboard on Lakeshore Drive. And the alley by the brick high school where we played games on summer nights. That walk to the little park with the swimming pool that would be full of local kids. Warm, fragrant “dilly” bread, rich chicken soup with doughy “rivels” …