Loving Others

Bed Rest

Bed Rest

Before I had kids, whenever I heard someone talk about pregnancy bed rest, I always thought, “That sounds AMAZING. I would get to read so many books and catch up on so much TV, and get to lie around all… Read more →
A Fresh Perspective This Valentine’s Day

A Fresh Perspective This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. It all began as a young teen in school. I anticipated being given something special from a boy to show his affection for me. It’s safe to assume all girls felt this… Read more →
The Pajama Pants that Changed my Heart

The Pajama Pants that Changed my Heart

Our first son was born seven and a half weeks early and went straight from the OR to the NICU, where he stayed for 31 days. My husband visited for a couple hours each evening after work, as he was… Read more →
Created to Do Good.

Created to Do Good.

“Are you okay, babe?” My poor husband. What HAD been a fun movie date had suddenly turned into a wife-softly-crying-in-the-car date. I wasn’t okay, I was ashamed, and angry, and sad. As we’d left the theater, I’d seen a very… Read more →
Do Not Repay Evil for Evil

Do Not Repay Evil for Evil

Typically, when I hear a story of someone having been bullied, my initial gut desire is to find the bully and start hurling insults back at him or her. I’m not proud of this, but it’s true. But when a… Read more →
Mom-On-Mom Crime

Mom-On-Mom Crime

Have you ever witnessed mom-on-mom crime? It’s that moment when a mom critiques another mom for how she is raising her children, either verbally or via social media. I have been a victim of this personally and my guess is… Read more →
Malicious Intent

Malicious Intent

One morning last fall, I decided it was too pretty outside for my young sons and I to stay home, so I loaded them up in the car and we headed off on an impromptu trip to the playground. When… Read more →
His Name Was Ray

His Name Was Ray

I walked briskly down the long, dark alley to the parking garage. It was a path I took twice a week after acting class. I heard something on my walk that night that opened my eyes and changed my perspective.… Read more →
I Want My Son To Love Prostitutes

I Want My Son To Love Prostitutes

I want my son to love prostitutes. I want my daughter to love alcoholic deadbeats. I want my children to love the unlovely, and I don’t mean just “tolerate” them or “be nice” to them but really, truly LOVE the… Read more →
Show Them Love

Show Them Love

Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. 1John 4:7… Read more →
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