Do you notice the gaps in connection between people these days? It’s unsettling to see families sitting around tables in restaurants all glued to their individual phones, faces glowing, time passing as they miss opportunities to know one another. The space between them grows! Doctors discovered some time ago the necessity for connection through touch for premature babies. Purposing to touch their small heads, hands, feet, rubbing and cuddling, talking, singing, engaging with them decreased mortality rates of these infants…. Read more »

A challenge for you today! Over the last few years, at the end of the year, I begin to pray and seek God about a “word” for the new year.  A word that He speaks to my heart about what He wants to do with me, in me, and through me in the upcoming year.  My words in years past: “Deep” “Sight” “Intimacy” Hard words, intense words, scratchy, don’t always feel good, words! These are not the words I would… Read more »

Step-parenting can be a messy job….can I get an Amen?!   A unified front, a cohesive unit, a fortified wall is what it takes to parent a house full of yours, mine, and ours!! Co-parenting a blended family can be such a challenge but when done well can be a beautiful, amazing experience.  So much of how we deal with life starts with how we approach it from the beginning don’t you think?  So start with a change in the way… Read more »