Got teens? Go easy on them.

I'm going through so much personal upheaval right now that the only thing I can liken it to is the teen years. Raging hormones. Relationship problems. Fear of the future. Identity confusion. Questions about faith. How is it that someone on the verge of 59 feels like someone on the verge of 15? I don't... Continue Reading →

Advent Reflection: A marriage lesson

Every December we have an opportunity to discover something new or recall a truth we once learned from the Christmas story. This year, I focused on the ways Mary and Joseph worked together in order for God’s will to be accomplished. Mary became pregnant by miraculous means. It wasn’t her idea to become the Savior’s... Continue Reading →

A Pill and Pie for Mother’s Day

Dear Fellow Moms, If you are looking for a feel-good blog post this Mother's Day, you won't find it here. I have swallowed some bitter pills and humble pie lately and want to share it while it's fresh in my mind. Even though we are supposed to be celebrated today, we can also be calibrated.... Continue Reading →

A way forward for pro-lifers: Empathy

When our newborn baby was whisked away by an ambulance in December 1998, I knew she was going to die. She had been born 30 minutes before in an uncomplicated home delivery; but as soon as I laid eyes on her, I knew. Her flawed facial features, her eight toes, fused fingers and lifeless body,... Continue Reading →

A way forward for pro-lifers: Proximity

How can we reduce abortions in a practical, unified way? Well, unity requires us to be close to one another and to the issues we claim to care about. Jesus modeled this principle of proximity when he "became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood" (John 1.14 MSG). Touching lives, saving souls, loving your... Continue Reading →

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