Always Open: 5 Reasons I Love Having My Tubes Intact

Still Open: 5 Reasons I Love Having My Tubes Intact

I spotted an article online this week entitled Closed for Business: 5 Reasons I Love Having My Tubes Tied. It was written by a woman who had undergone a tubal ligation after the birth of her second child. Nine months later, she is exuberant about her decision. Whether she’ll still say it’s “the best thing I ever did with my… Read more »

31-Day Prayer Challenge for Wives

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31-Day Prayer Challenge for Wives (with free printable)

Have you ever noticed that stuff isn’t built to last as long these days as it used to be? Unfortunately, the same thing can be said of modern marriages. Couples are splitting, families crumbling all around us — even those whose relationships seemed to be solid and good. That makes me sad, but it also makes me determined to safeguard… Read more »

When God Gives Us More than We Can Handle

When God Gives You More than You Can Handle...

Last week, I published a piece entitled I’m Not Enough — and Why It’s Liberating to Admit It. The message must have resonated with my readers, for within the first twenty-four hours, over 1000 people had clicked through to read the post. The gist of the article is that positive self-talk does not change the facts — repeatedly telling yourself… Read more »

I am NOT enough — and why it’s liberating to admit it

I am NOT enough... and why it's liberating to admit it

Do you know that feeling you get when you hear fingernails grating on a chalkboard? I guess most modern classrooms have switched to dry erase boards, so maybe you’ve missed it. It’s sort of a squeaky, screechy, scraping sound that really sets your nerves on edge. Back when I was in school, there was always one little boy in my… Read more »

The Longest Reigning Monarch

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This week marked the 65th anniversary of the ascension of Queen Elizabeth to the throne of England. She was crowned queen on February 6, 1952, following the death of her father. That makes her the longest reigning monarch in the history of Great Britain. Sixty-five years is a long time, but it’s a drop in the bucket compared to eternity…. Read more »

10 Resolutions for a Happier New Year

10 Resolutions for a Happier New Year

I love New Year’s and the fresh start January represents, so I normally kick it off with a list of resolutions as long as my arm. Some of my goals are specific and easily quantifiable: write a letter a day, read a book a week, lose 50 pounds before my son gets married in May. I believe in dreaming big!… Read more »

“Bad” Advice that Might Save Your Marriage

"Bad Advice that might Save Your Marriage

I spotted an article earlier this week entitled “The Worst Marriage Advice of Every Decade Since the 1900s.” Curiosity compelled me to click through and read. I’ll admit that the advice from the most recent decades truly was horrible. No wonder so many marriages end in divorce, if the guidelines couples are attempting to live by these days revolve around… Read more »

How Could a Mom Regret Having Children?

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A friend of mine recently sent me a link to an article that I’m having a hard time wrapping my mind around. The author was investigating “the growing movement of women who wish they’d never had kids.” I read every word of the article, completely bewildered. The notion that enough mothers feel remorse over having had children to constitute “a… Read more »

A Back-to-School Prayer

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Free printable Back-to-School prayer from

Summer break is over. School is once again in session. All across the country, students are heading back to class. As our children embark upon this new academic year, in addition to making sure they are stocked up on new socks and fresh school supplies, we should also keep them well covered in prayer. The following C-L-A-S-S acrostic can help…. Read more »

For the Mother of a Child in the Military

David's BOLC Graduation

Our son David just finished a six-week officer training program at Fort Sam Houston, and we drove down to San Antonio last weekend for his graduation. Seeing all those young men and women in uniform, reciting the Soldier’s Creed and singing the Army Anthem, really stirred this mother’s heart. It also called to mind the following poem by Edgar Albert… Read more »