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Trusting God When Your Children Don’t

  This piece first appeared on http://www.rootedministry.com Three years ago, my husband and I planted a cluster of trees beside our house. My favorite was a weeping willow. I’ve always loved willows with their graceful branches that blow gently in the breeze. They seem peaceful and strong, and I thought it would look lovely beside … Continue reading Trusting God When Your Children Don’t

I’m About To Open A Can Of Whoop Ass On My Young Adult Son

Let me start by saying I love him. I love my young adult son with everything I have and everything I am. But he has pushed me past my allotted amount of patience and I’m about to open a can of whoop ass on him. I suppose I can blame the whole thing on a … Continue reading I’m About To Open A Can Of Whoop Ass On My Young Adult Son

I’m A Third Year Empty Nester And Here’s What I Know

Here's a little something I wrote for Grown and Flown... It's been three years since my youngest son graduated from high school and my nest emptied. It has taken my husband and me some time and a few adjustments for our oh-so-empty nest to feel complete. I've learned a little over the past few years, … Continue reading I’m A Third Year Empty Nester And Here’s What I Know

My College Kid Has Flu—WHAT DO I DO?

This post originally appeared on BLUNTMoms.com   My phone rang a few days ago and the scratchy, weak voice on the other end of the line told the story. My youngest son was sick. He felt terrible: tired, weak, achy. I thought for a minute, then I knew—it was the flu. “How long have you … Continue reading My College Kid Has Flu—WHAT DO I DO?