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Texting My Mother-in-Law’s Son

Texting My Mother-in-Law’s Son

My son, who just started his freshman year of college, is sick. For the first time, Casey feels miserable and I’m not there. I can’t make him chicken soup and ask him the infamously dorky, question I always ask on the rare occasion when I cook from scratch, “Can you...

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Four Words that are Saving My Marriage

Four Words that are Saving My Marriage

Lately, God’s been saving my marriage. Not that my marriage is failing, at-risk, or problematic, but God in His grace, wants to keep it that way. Several years ago, I began praying about how I talk to my kids. I realized I would do things like spend the only half hour...

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Your Boy’s the Worst

Your Boy’s the Worst

Today a few of my mom friends asked me how taking my second adult child to college went. One mom astutely acknowledged (from her own experience), that taking your kids at college is hard, but taking your boy, is the worst. Obviously, I don’t love Casey more than my...

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How to Raise Adult Children

How to Raise Adult Children

Last week I was upset with one of my adult children so while rage vacuuming, I told God how I was going to discipline them. I told Chris I’d prayed about the decision and thought I had. But telling God what you’re going to do rather than asking Him for wisdom then...

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A Funeral Confession

A Funeral Confession

In April I attended an upsetting funeral. Upsetting because the pastor ended his sermon, in the most genuine, heart-felt and believable way, talking about how awesome it will be at the end of our lives to run into the arms of Jesus. He said he couldn’t imagine a...

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