Let’s Start Talking about It

Let’s Start Talking about It

“Ssh! Don’t talk about it. Especially in church!” I once attended a Bible study with a small group of women who loved God deeply, knew the Bible well and had worked as hard as anyone could at motherhood, and yet eight out of 10 of us had children who had walked away...
Courage to Stay

Courage to Stay

In early November 2005 my mom began a journey that changed us both. She got into her little car and began to drive to Denver International Airport, 60 miles from her home, a route she had driven thousands of times during her 69 years. But this time she faced a...

I Assumed

Back in December I made a mistake. I’m sure I made more than one, but this one hit me on the head. Every December for many years I have spent one evening out with a group of friends. We exchange gifts, talk about the year past and the year coming. We laugh. And...

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Think about your good friends. How many conversations have you had over the last year? How many events have you attended together? In each conversation or at each event, you learned a bit more about your friend, right? Prayer, at its core, is a relationship-building...

Surprised by My Daughter

Imagine a strawberry cheesecake without cream cheese. Or brownies cooked without oil. (Hint: they will look normal but actually be as hard as bricks. Trust me.) So, what ingredients make friendships delicious? And if omitted would leave them bland and hard to swallow?...