Job Performance

Hit the play bar above to hear this blogcast. What this mother learned about work from a famous father and a legendary Son. He was a very famous father, only he wasn’t known for being a dad. He changed the world with his inventions, his ingenuity, his ambition, and his genius. Tragically, his life was […]

Should God Have a Say in the Size of Your Family?

“We haven’t decided if we want to have more kids,” she said. It wasn’t an odd statement. Not at all. It was the kind of statement I had made for the first twenty years of our marriage. Actually, that’s not true. For the first ten years of our marriage, I said:  “I don’t want to have […]

What I Wish People With Mental Illness Knew

She understood me. She was the first person who did. The ruminating thoughts, the downward spiral, the world of horrors that was always a mutant breath away—she understood it all.

What I Wish People Knew About Mental Illness

Twenty years ago, I had a conversation with a sweet, well-meaning relative who explained to me that people who took medication for mental illness didn’t have enough faith.

9 Times Love Overpowers Hate in the Bible

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Hate crimes dominate the headlines. Our culture is afflicted with “isms” rooted in hate.

I Want To Live in a Hallmark Film

Sometimes… I want to live in a land where the worst thing that happens is that my boyfriend forgot to tell me that he is next in line for the throne to of a tiny European country

The Ugly Truth the MacArthur/Moore Controversy Reveals

A divisive topic in Christian ministry has come to the forefront recently. Facebook and Twitter feeds are lit up with the controversy over Evangelical Minister John MacArthur’s comments that Beth Moore should stop preaching and “go home.” He sat on a panel of all-male ministers who openly mocked Moore—saying that she is narcissistic, and that she is […]

Made to Mother

Today, I want to tell you a story about a race I never wanted to run, and a life I never wanted to live.

Helena in Heaven

Today, I want to tell you a story about a dream that died a long time ago, but it isn’t quite dead.

A Full Life

Today, I want to talk to you about the standard you use to measure the meaning in your life.