Sign Here…

Read this post written by an old friend, Lisa Whittle.  “My New School Year Commitments to You“. It got me. I will be printing this one out, signing my name to the bottom and putting it where I will see it often. Hope it helps you too!

If your child is a star…

The past two mornings have been filled with news of the latest display of child stardom gone wrong. Social media is exploding with pictures and opinions.  I thought this one put things in the right place. While a 20 year old is responsible for their own bad decisions, we must ask ourselves what brings so many child […]


As I am winding down my day, on the other side of the world, Emily is beginning her last day at the SHE Rescue Home in Cambodia, where she has served for almost 8 weeks. Even though I know that she already has her bags packed and is anxious to be home, I also know […]


Word has come from Kenya, and I am very sad to let you all know, that Jennifer has left her life here on earth and has found healing in the arms of her Savior in heaven. Please remember Maurine, her brother and the young ladies at Mercy House in your prayers as they mourn. “I have […]

A Time For Prayer

**NEW UPDATE-Jennifer has still remains unconscious from Friday’s surgery.  The doctors say there is nothing more they can do.  Jennifer needs a miracle.  Please pray. *UPDATE-Jennifer is in critical condition.  Please continue your prayers. Thank you for praying and giving so generously for Maurine’s mom, Jennifer to have surgery.  The funds were raised in less than […]

No Faking Allowed

I was passing time in a waiting room recently, skimming my Facebook feed, when I read something that stopped me cold. A mom venting and asking if she was the only one having the kind of bad day she was having.  Her kids had been bickering all day and she was at the end of […]

Full Circle

Today a good friend and fellow MOPS mentor posted this link from “I am totally *that* mom” on our MOPS Facebook group page and I just loved it. Parenting is hard work and teaching our kids what church is all about is not only hard, but it is critical.  Finding the balance between teaching “proper […]

Help A Momma Out

UPDATE:  Praise the Lord!  All funds have been raised!  Thank you for your generosity and prayers.  I will keep you updated on Jennifer’s progress. Three years ago my kids met an amazing young woman while they were at Student Life Camp.  Through them I have been blessed to get to know her as well. Maurine […]

Leaving the Nest

Before Mother’s Day I signed up for a chance to win a mother/daughter necklace set from the We Are That Family blog.  They are selling them to raise money for the Mercy House a maternity home in Kenya.  I and some friends had just hosted a home shopping party for Mercy House a few days before. […]

On the other side of the world…

“Momma, did you know that there are kids on the other side of the world who don’t know about Jesus?  There isn’t even anyone there to tell them!” She was so shocked.  So indignant. She was in the third grade and it was her first glimpse outside of her Sunday School world. It was also […]