To get anywhere in life, you need to have goals. Not just dreams, not just lofty ambitions, but specific, realistic, achievable goals. If you don’t know where you’re aiming and you lack purpose, you’re liable to end up anywhere… and it’ll probably be the wrong side of the tracks. Write it down One of the [...]
I imagine my face glows when I talk about my latest writing projects. I’ve always loved reading and creating stories. During my childhood summers when my friends were at the lake, I was in the library. Looking back, I can see hints of the dreams God placed deep inside. But the contentment I feel when [...]
Do you have a graduate in your family? If not, I imagine you have received an announcement or two in the mail from someone who is marking this transition in life. May and June are booked annually with academic graduations of all kinds. From the newly-popular kindergarten graduations to the traditional ceremonies marking the end of high school, college, [...]
I received a note from a good friend who is reading the book Susan Yates and I wrote, “Barbara and Susan’s Guide to the Empty Nest.” She wrote, “Read more of the book last night and am so glad I did. I really drank in the chapter on loneliness. Between ministry and life stages I was so comforted [...]
Last week a friend of mine said to me, “I don’t know how to be happy.” That admission has caused me to pause and contemplate the reasoning behind such a shocking statement. It has also caused me to think about you — us — moms and the issue of happiness. Before motherhood, most of us had ample [...]
Did you or did you not gasp when China’s Shen and Zhao faltered on that lift? I could hardly contain myself as I waited for their scores to find out if — after years of Russian domination in Olympic figure skating pairs — the married couple who’d come out of retirement to compete had won. [...]
From the moment she told Simon he was forgiven …I knew I liked this truth talking woman! Enjoy Mandisa and listen to a preview of her newest album on this first Saturday of Spring!