What Is a Normal Family?

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. – 1 Corinthians 13:7

My husband came home from work one day and mentioned he had to go to my birthplace, Washington, D.C., on business for three days. Would I like to take the opportunity to go see my dad an hour outside town?

I had prayed for a chance (more…)

Enduring Love

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. – 1 Thessalonians 4:13

Mom H. loved me. It was a choice she made when I was a sullen 10-year-old who refused to make friends. She didn’t know I had erected a wall (more…)

We Are Mothers

I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. – 2 Timothy 1:5

We are mothers.

We are the ones who loved you before you were ever conceived. We are the ones who protected you, prayed over and sang to you even (more…)

True Love

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and loves God. – 1 John 4:7

We talk of first loves, that first person who awakened that hidden part of us, that person with whom we felt a deep and sometimes instant connection. We talk about our love for a particular (more…)