Category: Loving Others

Stories about doing life with others; family, friends, coworkers, strangers, etc. the blessings and struggles of being in relationship.

  • Sitting on the Atlantic shoreline with my friend, our conversation turned to the joys and challenges of godly parenting. She stated, “My goal in parenting is to be the kind of parent to my children that God is to me”.  She paused. I don’t know whether the pause was

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    Helping hands. We all need them. Especially when we face unexpected circumstances. One of the greatest challenges of being a traveling single woman is the ongoing threat of car trouble. After a recent book signing, I loaded the car in preparation for the return trip home. Packed and

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    Obedience is tricky. Sometimes we like rules and boundaries; other times we rebel against being told what to do. I’m a leader and I’m a follower. I take my following cues from what I see others doing more than what I hear them say. If I am told to do one thing yet my

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    Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always

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    Blessed is the Mom who Clings  “Her children arise and call her blessed.” Proverbs 31:28 Parents hold the awesome responsibility of training their children in many areas, including spiritual truths. What is the spiritual role that brings our children to call us blessed? Where do our

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    Parenting. A wide-open plain of questions, trial and error, guilt, confusion and prayer. To help bring comfort, I accepted an invitation to be part of a four-member MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) panel. At this event, young moms could ask questions relating to motherhood, marriage,

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