Memorial Stones

In the Old Testament of the Bible,¬†people were encouraged to make memorials at places where God did miraculous things. Often, these were made of stone and meant to be permanent reminders for¬†future generations of what God had done in that place. I think we are wise to create similar memorials in our own lives, whether …

Why My Teens Can’t Get a Job

I’m venting tonight because I can, and because I know that I am not the only parent who has dealt with this particular set of problems. You know what makes my blood boil? Teenagers who beg you to let them get a job somewhere, but then only halfway do their work around the house. (Don’t …

A First Homecoming

Sitting out under the stars, waiting for Eli’s homecoming dance to end, I feel completely out of place. Dozens of much older-looking teens mill about in their Sunday best, making me feel even less like I belong here. My son is just a freshman. Fourteen years old. He doesn’t look like these young adults yet. …

Look Good for You? No Thanks.

I Googled, and was surprised that I couldn’t find another mom blogger venting about this stupid, stupid song! What is up with that, Moms? I’m not even going to link it, but it’s called “Look Good for You” by Selena Gomez. Any time I hear it, my brain melts into a puddle of lava that …

Missing My Middles

It’s stunning how quiet a house becomes when its number of children is reduced by half. These two cuties, my “middle littles”, are in another state this week on an inner-city mission trip with our church’s youth group. I hear that they’re having fun, but man, I miss those smiles. It’s just so…quiet around here. …