• What Was Mary Thinking?

    How many times have we heard the Christmas story? Hopefully, at least once every year of our life, right? We know Mary was chosen to be the mother of the Messiah, that she and Joseph traveled to the City of David for the census, and that the Bethlehem Holiday Inn was booked, so Jesus was […]

  • What Our Kids Have to Say

    What if someone were to ask our kids this question: What is the one thing you wish you could say to your mom?  We spend a lot of words on The MOM Journey figuring out our kids–what we should do for them or with them or say to them–or not. Since we talk about our kids so much, […]

  • You Are NOT Going to Believe This!

    If you read my post this past week, The Miracle I’m Ashamed Of, then you know the story of the geese. If you haven’t read the post, please read it right now…so you can be part of something AMAZING that happened moments ago…and, in fact, is still happening. I woke up at 5:00 a.m. to do […]

  • The Miracle I’m Ashamed Of

    I loaded the last suitcase into the trunk. My 11-year-old daughter Randi stood beside me, her gaze fixed on the small pond near the woodline behind our house. “They’re not coming. We’re gonna miss them.” It was only a whisper, but her voice was heavy, hopeless. The still surface of the pond reflected the budding trees […]

  • Why Are These Things in My House?!

    Fall isn’t in the air. It’s here. The ground has more leaves than than the trees, we gained our extra autumn hour last weekend, and I’m wearing my fluffy PJ socks to bed again. It’s the time of year when our hearts turn more thankful and our tummies think about roast turkey. And for those of […]