Graduation and Leaving the Nest

Graduation and Leaving the Nest

Laundry? Do they know how to separate the whites? What happens if they oversleep? Will they have enough to eat? Where will they go if they get sick? The questions are endless….

 How do you explain the feeling as kids spread their wings? It’s exhilarating, but also enough to make a grown adult go into a full blown panic attack! (I look around and think…What have I been doing these last two decades?)

Hope for the Single Parent

Hope for the Single Parent

She’d been violated again. But this time, she ended up pregnant. She’d been used, betrayed, taken advantage of, exploited, and deceived one too many times. She lived in a home where she slaved away day after day, overworked and unappreciated. She lived with a man who used her for her body but didn’t care to know her heart. She wanted to leave.

But she stayed and tried to give her baby boy a good life anyway. Eventually though, the man kicked her and her son out of the house. It seemed like he didn’t even care about his own son, much less her. She was left all alone, a single mom with no way to provide for her child.

This is the story of many single mothers. It’s also the story of Hagar in Genesis 16 and 21.

When Mother’s Day Isn’t Happy

When Mother’s Day Isn’t Happy

I am blessed. I’m married to a wonderful mother. I was raised by a fantastic mother. And, as if that wasn’t enough, God even blessed me with a super mother in-law! Each May, I look forward to telling those ladies how much I love them and I truly hope they know just how much they mean to me.

However, that simply isn’t the case for everyone. Mother’s Day can be a dreaded reminder of pain that is all too real.

Compassion for Refugees

Compassion for Refugees

I really enjoy reading the news! It is not just part of my daily routine; I am constantly online reading articles and watching videos from many different sources to learn about what is happening. However, like most of us, I am often bothered by the news. I do not enjoy hearing stories about all of the bad things that are happening in our nation or around the world. Having said that, I am even more bothered by some of the stories that do not make news.