Giving our Children a Glimpse into the Big World

This post contains affiliate links, which if you purchase through I make a small percentage. _____________________________________________________________________ The hush under the Dallas bridge overpass was almost overwhelming. High overhead I could faintly hear traffic, but standing in the shadow down below felt almost eerie. But we were not alone. I held to my mom’s pant leg tightly…

When you have little to offer, you are enough

This post contains affiliate links, which if you click on and purchase through I make a small percentage. _____________________________________________________________________ She shuffled up to the offering box, her worn hands clutching the two small coins. I imagine she kept her eyes low, to avoid the critical sneers of the wealthy religious crowd. Somehow, even here in God’s…

7 Tips to stay connected with your husband during hard seasons

Just because your season in life is hard doesn’t mean your marriage is doomed to famine. This post contains affiliate links, which if you click on and purchase through  I make a small percentage from. ___________________________________________________ “It’s fall break this week,” my husband mentioned in passing yesterday. I looked up and waited. I waited for the explanation that…

The Birds and Bees have real names- Why my children know about sex

This post contains affiliate links, which if you click on and purchase through  I make a small percentage from. ___________________________________________________________ We peered out the window overlooking the neighborhood, our noses smashed up against the glass. “She has never mentioned the period. And I’m starting to develop. I’ll need a bra soon.” Her voice dropped. “Am…

Fall comes in slowly

This post contains affiliate links, which if you click on and purchase through  I make a small percentage from. __________________________________________________________________________ I really didn’t feel like decorating for fall. It has been such a whirlwind summer, with trips that spanned thousands of miles and flights out of the country, and then my littlest sister married and…