Tag Archive | children

Called to Speak on Adoption

Called to Speak on Adoption

I’m proud to be part of the Blog Hop promoting A Time to Speak. This hop is to spread the word about Nadine Brandes’s new dystopian novel, A Time to Speak, releasing October 16th. It is also to encourage myself and others to speak out for our passions and against injustice. Today I’m speaking out […]

I’d Punch a Lion

I’d Punch a Lion

I recently had the opportunity to be a beta reader for a children’s book that is in the works. The book is called I’d Punch A Lion in his Eye for You and it was written by my good buddy Ben Wolf and illustrated by the amazing Benjamin Lucas Powell. Now, I have to say, […]

Waiting

Waiting

My family and I went camping this weekend. A family getaway seems like a pretty normal thing, doesn’t it? For my family it was huge and not just because we were packing for a four day wilderness adventure for ten people. This is our second, family vacation in six years. Last year in August the […]

Camping Excursion

Camping Excursion

Last weekend I took my family camping. There were several other families from my kids’ school who were all going together, so at the last minute, we tagged along. My husband is more of an indoor person, so doing something like this is pretty much all on me to get what we need and make […]

I Don’t Believe in Sibling Rivalry

I Don’t Believe in Sibling Rivalry

Let me clarify. I believe it exists. And I believe in sibling squabbling. My kids squabble all the time. Sometimes they full-on bicker. And every now and then they actually fight. What I mean is, I don’t think Cain and Abel are the rule. I don’t think kids inherently dislike their siblings. I don’t think […]

What’s Wrong with Children’s Literature

What’s Wrong with Children’s Literature

The other day as I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, I came across this article*. At first I skimmed past it, but after seeing the same link pop up from several different friends, I decided it must be worth taking a look. I’m glad I did. The author discusses the trend of YA fiction […]

How Do We Use Prayer?

How Do We Use Prayer?

You will, no doubt, hear that the prayers of the Saints have tremendous power. I agree with this wholeheartedly. But that is not what I question today. No, I question how we use prayer and why many non-believers find it offensive to be prayed for. What? People don’t like prayer?  Seriously, I would not lie. […]

Intimacy Issues

Intimacy Issues

The room was filled with steam from the shower they’d shared, dimming the light from the morning sun that peeked through the window, bathing the bed in a soft glow.  Her skin was scented from the light floral body wash she’d used, while the sharp, clean smell of Irish Spring soap rose from his. He […]