Proverbial Family: Answering the Whys

Why? It's the question asked over and over by every child. It can become pretty exhausting trying to answer every why, yet answering why needs to become a priority and habit of every parent. Why? Because actions have consequences, and the best instructions we can give our children are those that explain the consequences. Why?…

Proverbial Family: Foolish Feminism, Part 2

In Foolish Feminism, Part 1, I expressed how feminism started in a good place, yet today we're seeing a shift in focus to the extreme with the claim that men and women are inheritly the same. Since they obviously aren't, this is confusing our society and hurting families all around. The solution to this foolishness…

Proverbial Family: Special Series

I've been wanting to write more posts in relation to the family, namely marriage and parenting. And so, I'm going to begin a special series called "Proverbial Family" that focuses on Proverbs as a resource for enhancing family instruction and relationships.

Conforming is Hard

Algebra. The dreaded subject by many highschoolers, and the very subject that gives my son and me grief every school morning. This is stupid....this doesn't make any sense.... why do I have to learn this...when will I ever use this in life.... .....are the broken record of phrases frustratingly sung by my son. As I…

She Got It

She was the one. The only one that understood the magnitude of my struggles. The depth of pain it caused to the extent of hope it drew out. She was my sweet sister, mother in the faith, and inspiring friend — Deb. Deb related to me on a level that no one else had. Being…

A Beautiful Goodbye

As they rolled her out from therapy where we were sitting in the waiting area, tears welled up in my eyes. My daughter started a light quiet sob and I could read the sadness on my son’s face. Our beloved Mamaw gazed off into the distance as if she wasn’t there in her mind; so…

Poem: Picking a Fight

I will take everything you say, And make it wrong, Turn it into something it’s not, Some nasty old song. Evil’s not your intent, But I will make it that way. My sensitive mind is made up, No matter what you say. I want to push you, For my own selfish reason, To unfairly provoke…

Overcoming the Power of the Dragon

He attacks so suddenly. That nasty monster of disabling chronic illness. Oh how scary it is when the beast strikes. What turmoil he creates in his path. He's a dragon that has no mercy on his victim -- with no way for the knight to slay his nastiness for his lady. What's a knight to…

Poem: Weddings Are Convicting

A couple deep in love, With stars in their eyes, A future so hopeful; Do I still have these ties? The godly minister, Gives the covenant roles, Guidance from their Creator; Am I upholding our souls? Promises are pronounced, Vows to always stay true, Even through great hardships; Have I seen mine through? Weddings are…