WW: Put Your Marriage Ahead Of Your Children, by Susie Alexander

WW: Put Your Marriage Ahead Of Your Children, by Susie Alexander

For this Wisdom Wednesday I asked Susie Alexander to guest blog.  Fantastic writer, speaker, hilarious and spunky, I’m so grateful for Susie and the wisdom she’s offered me personally over the years.  (I have actually called her on a number of occasions when I was directionless and afraid and Susie seemed to shrink all the … Read More

Love Takes Residence in "The Projects" of Dallas, TX

Love Takes Residence in "The Projects" of Dallas, TX

I’ve shared before about my friend Dean Wilson.  And I’m going to dedicate this entire blog post to his ministry.   He is doing remarkable things and you need to know about it.  We know Dean from Westmont College, and his magnanimous personality and huge heart and big visions are really, truly changing lives.  I don’t want … Read More

Celebrity Adoptions–Would It Be A Bad Thing If Adoption Became Trendy?

Celebrity Adoptions–Would It Be A Bad Thing If Adoption Became Trendy?

Madonna’s done it.  Angelina and Brad have done it.  Sandra did it.  Meg Ryan.  Michelle Peiffer.  Tom & Nicole Cruise.  These are just a few.  Celebrities who adopt.  It makes me happy to see adoption stories, good ones, on the covers of magazines.  I love that on the front page of People magazine, there’s a visual … Read More

Why did I go to college?

Why did I go to college?

Not gonna be a long post today, but I’m thinking, WHY OH WHY did I go to college to learn about Jane Austen and George Eliot and dangling prepositions and supporting statements and MLA format and the effects of underrepresented authors on the times and communications marketing and literary analysis, if I’d just end up … Read More

What To Do When Your Child Cries "IT’S NOT FAIR"

I found myself ruffling through Siblings Without Rivalry yesterday, looking up equality and fairness.  Lucky Pumpkin was invited to the Angel’s game with Bookguy, and little Peanut welled up with tears and cried, “IT’S NOT FAIR.”  Now, here’s the thing … Pumpkin LOVES baseball. The first thing he does when he gets home from school … Read More

I’m just curious … where do you get your daily news?  Do you watch the news on TV?  Read it on the Internet?  Subscribe to a newspaper?  Listen to NPR?  Does the news come to you online or in hard copy or audio?  It dawned on me the other day that I learn about almost … Read More