My husband and I made a big mistake last fall. Huge. We neglected to apply an autumn round of lawn fertilizer. The lawn looked fabulous then, but once the frost broke we had a yard full of dandelions. I'm not talking about a couple here and a few there. I'm talking a bumper crop of the vile weed. So off I went to the hardware store to buy the biggest bag of weed and feed…comments
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There are no words in any language that adequately express the emotion felt when hearing the phrase: “There’s a large mass”, no way to express the feelings that wash over the heart and mind when these words are spoken over the body of a two-year-old boy. But, I know I’m not the only one who has heard words like this and Chase isn’t the only one to carry cancer like this. How many times have…comments
One day, I was telling a woman named Ashley how my daughter always wanted to borrow my clothes, which many see as a form of flattery. I do, too, unless I have to dig through the laundry on her bedroom floor when I want to wear them. That story led to a conversation on entitlement. “Oh, I know what you’re talking about,” she said. I wondered what she could possibly be referring to since her…comments
"But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." Matthew 5:44 My husband and I sat down the other day to read the Bible to our kids before bedtime. He opened our time together by saying "Hey kids, you want to know something really weird and difficult that God asks us to do? He asks us to 'love our enemies' - isn't that weird? Do you feel like loving your enemies…comments
Jade has cancer. But she's fighting back with joy! We've been friends with Jade for a while and she's amazing. She knows firsthand how big of a deal it is to receive a JoyJar. Her mom, Becky, told us her story. Check it out. For every $100 single gift during our year-end-pledge drive, we're sending a JoyJar to a child fighting cancer. You're bringing hope to your community by keeping WAY-FM on-the-air and…comments
Here's the thing. Kids will make their own mistakes. They will falter and flounder through this painful thing called growing up. The best we can do for them, after all the teaching and preaching is done, is to continue to be a listening ear, an encouraging coach...and yes, of course at times that will involve doling out some consequences. But there is one thing I have learned through parenting the five teenagers I have had…comments