Category: Faith in Families

The Wisdom of a Father

Anytime Dad wanted to make his point he’d always call me Tammy Lynn. Middle names were given by mothers and fathers to make children sit up and pay attention, a sort of call to order when important things were being…

Operation Enduring Sleep

We call it Operation Enduring Sleep. My husband and I, the two-member coalition in this war on sleep-deprivation, take our assignment very seriously. The mission: to transfer our sleeping toddler, Jordan, from his car seat to his bed without waking…

The Sanctity of Simple Things

Teach us delight in simple things. Rudyard Kipling As I’ve written before, I’ve battled depression for several years. Mostly, it’s under control because of my medication, exercise, periodic visits to a counselor, family support, and other things I try to…

Boys Will be Boys

  Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.   –Katherine Hepburn Do you ever find yourself burning with questions that have no answers? Such…