I've told her she's "my treasure" since she was old enough to understand me. I honestly think my heart doubled in size on the day that she was born. And here I am almost two decades later wondering how it all went by so fast. My little girl, Madelyn, just turned eighteen. I keep asking [...]
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The season arrives. Faster, it seems, than the year before. Hearts leap for the sweet-smelling trees, sparkling lights, and magic in children's eyes. But grueling traffic, long shopping lines and financial pressure come along with that, too. Our hearts may ache as we miss loved ones or acknowledge unfulfilled dreams. We make plans, attend parties, [...]
It all started at a two year old's birthday party. Balloons, cupcakes and merry toddlers gathering at the park on a warm spring afternoon. What a treat considering that my children are teenagers now and it's been awhile since I've enjoyed a celebration of such innocence. Making my way around the affair, I introduce myself [...]
Sometimes it's the little things in life that make it fun. Watching a new TV drama on a week night. Taking a walk in the park on a crisp fall morning. Even getting frozen yogurt on a Sunday evening. All of the above are fun to me. When my husband, Chris, and I go get [...]
"Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds," says Regina Brett, author and inspirational speaker. Ah, sounds incredible, doesn't it? Does this describe your summer so far? [...]
It's a balmy Saturday afternoon as I pull up in front of their charming home. The sun's radiance magically highlights the soft green grass of the extensive lawn. As I notice the toys and sports gear, I imagine that this field has held many a ball game. Approaching the walkway with anticipation, I am barely [...]
I had an experience recently that made me think. I was in Old Navy buying some clothes. They were having a sale, so the line was long, twenty people at least, when I went to check out. Once I made it close to the front, I noticed a woman ahead of me walk toward the [...]
As I sat down to write this article, I certainly knew that I wanted to share the glorious story of Easter. So, I opened my Bible to the sections that chronicle the death and resurrection of Jesus. As I gazed at the thin pages before me, I asked myself, "How long, Yancey, has it been [...]
A burglar broke into a house one night. He shone his flashlight around, looking for valuables, and when he picked up a CD player to place in his sack, a strange, disembodied voice echoed from the dark saying, "Jesus is watching you." He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked his flashlight off and froze. [...]
She wanted to meet at Sky Car Wash. I had never conducted an interview at a car wash before, but when Rachel Brown said it was because she was a "consummate multi-tasker," I knew I was going to love her. Being one of those efficiency-seeking ladies myself, I arrived early to check emails and make [...]