Forgiveness: Why I’ve Been Confused By Mother’s Day

Last week, I shared my journey to forgiveness with readers at Brenda Yoder’s blog Life Beyond the Picket Fence. Today, I’ve offered up this reflection at Lyli Dunbar’s blog Thought-Provoking Thursdays. Perhaps you, too, struggle with unforgiveness. As I examined my inability to forgive my mother for leaving her young family, I gained invaluable insight …

Confused by Mother’s Day: The Bumpy Road to Forgiveness

My birth mother would have turned 80 next week. Before she died 3 1/2 years ago, I was finally able to forgive her for letting go of her three young daughters so that she could go in search of herself. I’ve shared my story of forgiveness today at Brenda Yoder’s blog, Life Beyond the Picket …

Saints Among Us: The Blessing of Emi

I’m welcoming my friend and fellow writer DeVonna Allison today as she shares this beautiful story about a woman who had a lasting impact on her life. DeVonna is a freelance writer whose work has been published in various periodicals, both in print and online, including the best-selling “Chicken Soup For the Soul” series. Recently, …

God’s Bigger Than All This: On Women and Reality

I’ve had women on my mind lately. Maybe it’s the season. Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and we have a special event planned for the ladies at our church this weekend. Or maybe it’s life…… my little sister turns 60 in a week, my birth mother’s birthday is days after Mother’s Day, my …

Saints Among Us: Living Out Her Faith

I am honored to welcome a dear friend, Brenda Yoder of Beyond the Picket Fence Ministries, as she shares her tribute to her mother-in-law for the series Saints Among Us. Enjoy her reflections here and visit her blog, Life Beyond the Picket Fence at brendayoder.com. When I think of a saint that’s among us, one …