From My Journal: The Quest to Raise Good Kids

When I heard Fats Domino died, I was immediately reminded that our daughter Erica and a group of college peers had worked on repairing his house after Hurricane Katrina. Their photo appeared in newspapers around the country, and thanks to the Associated Press, I was able to find it quickly online. The special opportunity my…

Say Yes to Distress

A few years back, I started a new tradition of buying a white dress to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The TLC show “Say Yes to the Dress” was my inspiration. I could watch that show all day, can’t you? There’s something fascinating about a bride-to-be searching for and finding her wedding attire. Here’s a photo…

From My Journal: “I need God’s wisdom day by day…”

I have a stack of journals in which I have detailed my many struggles as a wife, mother, and child of God. The earliest of them dates back to 1990 when I had four kids aged six to newborn. Twenty-seven years and 19 journals later, I continue to chronicle my heart’s story and I want…