The realization of a dream isn’t half as dreamy as dreaming it. It’s the put on your big girl pants, pull up your bootstraps, and get to work part of seeing our dreams come to reality. Dreaming isn’t for the faint of heart. At least not the “dreams come true” part. But often the inevitable roadblocks to...

You know those pictures of mother and daughter on her wedding day? The ones where mother lovingly dresses her daughter. Buttoning her gown. Tying her bow. Pinning her hair. And the mother. She's as beautiful as she's ever been. Except for maybe the day she got married. That's...

My eyes well up with tears, as I stare at his photo. I can hardly think about him without tears these days.  There’s nothing quite so tender as a momma’s heart for her child. Whether he’s twenty months or twenty years, the thought of her beloved...

I think one of the most wonderful truths about God is that His mercy never ends. It's also one of the hardest for me to believe.  I've never known anyone to love like that. A perfect God always patiently enduring and responding to both my unintentional guffaws...

The end of a season can feel like a fail. Driving up the mountain, my daughter-in-love Hilary and I notice the dry summer leaves along the roadway. Despite ninety degree days, the longer, cooling nights testified to the imminence of fall. “I always feel like I have...