I get only what’s on the list. Gingerale and saltines to settle her stomach, a family sized box of cheerios and a gallon of milk so the kids can make […]


Lately my life has been crazy. Not that crazy isn’t the norm in a house where seven people live, but an exceptional level of it. Crazy that messes with your […]

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Let us start by promising you that nothing you’re about to read is an April Fool’s Day joke! That’s not our style — and we’re way too excited about these […]


I sit at the prayer bench before my bedroom window. Outside, our boys roll millions of flakes into a snow fort. I read the passage in the Bible open in […]


Lord Jesus, every day is Yours. Especially this one. We’ve been holding our breath for weeks. Watching our calendars. Waiting. Listening for the sound of Your voice amid the noise. […]

The valley. We’ve all been in one at one time or another. We will all be in one at some point. They are not fun. They are not wanted, and […]


We could look at the first real Thanksgiving, when Native Americans and English Puritans ate venison, corn, and shellfish for three days. Nice. Instead, we’re talking about your various first Thanksgivings. […]


Three years ago, our family hosted Thanksgiving dinner for the first time. I’d waited a while to do it. We had lived in our 100-year-old farmhouse for more than a decade. […]