Boogie Boards and Barbershops

imgresSometimes life with kids is so frantic, you barely notice the end of one phase and the beginning of the next. Your three year old is finally potty trained: praise the Lord and what comes next? You’re done with tricycles and training wheels: great, onto skateboards and scooters. Everyone generally sleeps through the night, dresses himself and brushes his own teeth.   Wonderful! Now it’s time to teach him to do chores.

They grow so fast and amidst such business that we can zoom past milestones and fail to give enough attention to significant rites of passage.Continue reading

For White Parents of Brown Children

ISS51_feat_AdoptIt is becoming more common for white couples to adopt black children, and for people of different races to fall in love and get married. I applaud both trends because in both cases, love triumphed. Also in both cases, children grow up in racially mixed families and face unique challenges.Continue reading

On Pain and Redemption

imagesA couple of months ago I wrote about winding up in the hospital with a ruptured appendix. And I’m not quite ready to move on from there. I realize I run the risk of redundancy, but there’s more to say, since God has done so much as a result of this trial.Continue reading

Lessons from the Blocks

Car-on-BlocksAbout two weeks ago I was in too much pain to sleep. I had been nauseous for a couple of days (my husband teased me about maybe being pregnant; ha ha, not funny!) and then one night the nausea turned to painful, buckling over cramps that made me feel like I was not only pregnant, but doing into labor!Continue reading

When Life is Summer

UnknownThis is Part 3 of the 4 part series: Navigating the Seasons of Life.  This series has also been expanded and made into a Bible Study, with questions and scriptures at the end of each chapter.  It can be DOWNLOADED for free by clicking on the Free Downloads button on the Home page.  Enjoy!

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy/Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high/Oh, your daddy’s rich and your ma is good-looking’/So hush little baby, Don’t you cry. (DuBose Heyward)Continue reading