Tonight I drove my daughter home from church.  It was a precious drive.  Tomorrow she will drive herself to school and these moments of captive conversation will be fewer and fewer.  So we did not waste our last car talk.  We spent it on my favorite teen discussion topic:  sex.  Despite the discomfort, I love […]

I remember the last time I sat on my mom’s lap. I was out of sorts. There was nothing really WRONG with me, I was just out of sorts. I was frustrated to tears and dropped to the floor in a fit when she scooped me up into her lap. For a moment I pretended […]

“Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.” – Ephesians 4:14-15

My teenaged daughter thinks she’s in love. She floats around the house, chattering constantly about The Boy. For every breathless discovery she makes I, too, am breathless. I know this story – we all know this story. Most of all, we know how it ends. It ends with change. Right now, there is a delightful […]

The holiday season was kicking off and I had just come home from an evening in downtown Denver. My daughter was sleeping off the heavy metal concert she had just gone to. My husband was sleeping off life. I was trying to find mine somewhere in the quiet. The quiet is a great friend, but […]

A week ago, we Americans were those great people again.  We gathered near TV’s, computers, and radios to watch for news of people we’ve never seen but we know we love.  The terrorist attacks on Paris brought us together and for one of history’s moments, we were One Nation again.  We were under God and […]