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. …

What To Do With An Empty Nest?

The lyrics from a popular song a few decades back keep running through my head: “Where have you gone my little boy, little boy? Where have you gone my sonny, my own? Turn around you’re two, turn around then you’re four; Turn around you’re a young man going out the door“ Today, as I reflect …