We don’t have what it takes to take care of aging parents

We don’t have what it takes to take care of aging parents

When my husband and I were young parents, our church friends had an ongoing joke that reflected the challenge of...

Getting rid of extra baggage

Getting rid of extra baggage

Life can sure get complicated with a series of yeses. Will you keep score at the basketball games? Yes. Will you...

Porch prayers

Porch prayers

If you’re a mom of young kids, you know how hard it is to find time for prayer and time...

The best prayer teacher

The best prayer teacher

Someone recently asked on Facebook what her friends’ favorite book on prayer was. Since I’ve always found it hard to...

Simple prayer tools

Simple prayer tools

Over the years I’ve collected a host of kitchen tools, but the ones I keep coming back to actually USE...

Tee for two

Tee for two

I’ve thought a lot about why I pray and put together this quiz for you and me: I pray: ___...

The Ask

The Ask

I have the hardest time asking anyone for anything. Here’s a short list. Would you mind lifting my suitcase into...

The unlikely writer

The unlikely writer

I was never one of those writers who had to write. However, I was really good at completing assignments, and...

Waiting in prayer

Waiting in prayer

After church yesterday our day segued into a series of lines. Lowe’s. Barnes and Noble. Costco. (Were we crazy?) Bookstore #2....

It’s simple, really

It’s simple, really

Years ago I used to feel really self-conscious about praying in public. It was just not my comfort zone. After...