There are those rare people who touch your life in ways that change you forever. My friend Peggy's mother was one such woman. Peggy's mom, Melva Bolhofner entered Heaven's glory this past Mother's Day, and although weeks and months have passed I want to take a few sacred moments and share with you … [Read more...] about Touched By a Rose | Remembering Melva Bolhofner
Over the past year and a half, John and I have been asked a zillion questions about the World Race, but there is one question that nearly everyone asks: How can you let your child go on the World Race? The question is almost always followed by the statement: I could never do that! You must … [Read more...] about How Can You Let Your Child Go on the World Race?
What it means to be a mother is complicated. And yet, the way we define mothering is limited. The way we see mothers is equally narrow. Typically, we view mothers as those with bulging bellies, handprints smeared across the back of their shirts, and women with goldfish stained floorboards in … [Read more...] about I Am Still a Mother | On Being a Mother to Adult Children
I did not expect to fall in love with Rwanda. I was already in love with another country, another culture, another people, another cause. The ten days I spent working in Thailand serving women in the sex trade industry turned my world upside down. It seemed unreasonable to expect the same … [Read more...] about When a Mission Trip Wrecks You
There are a lot of new readers here, so let me share a quick summary about From Head to Toe Book Discussions. I love to read. Reading is my happy place. Barnes and Noble a heavenly place. I read books across a variety of genres. I read for all sorts of reasons, but the thing I love most … [Read more...] about Winter Garden | A From Head to Toe Book Discussion