A friend to the lonely

"I don't want to go to school! I.Dont.Want.To!" This wasn't a cry I hadn't heard before from this child. In fact, it's often uttered daily. He doesn't want to get dressed. He mumbles and grumbles many days all the way through the morning routine. But this cry was different. It was a gut-wrenching cry that…

A BFF like no other

The subject of friendships has been the topic of much discussion in the many roles I have in this crazy thing called life. Friendships, especially those you have when growing up, can be hard to navigate. Tough to figure out who is true, and who is not really that good for you. Who is going…

Would you go where they go?

"How do they do it? How do they find each other? It's like they can sniff out each other's chaos?" These are sometimes the conversations I have about the relationships amongst growing kids. How they decide to form attachments to those who are either good or bad for them. How we, as adults, do the…

Thanking God for $6 Promise

As for me, I call to God, and the Lord saves me. Evening, morning, and noon I cry out in distress and he hears my voice. Psalm 55:16-17 There have been an abundance of pleadings with God here since school has started. These have ranged from "God, please give us the strength to endure these…

A Friend at All TImes

"M made me cry today on the bus." This is the first thing my daughter says to me as she holds back tears on her last day of school. "What do you mean? Why did she make you cry?" "Well, she wouldn't let our other friend sit with me!" I'll be honest. There was a…

No One Suffers Alone

"Yet, I am not alone, for my Father is with me." John 16:32"No one seems to understand!" Oh, the many times I have thought or spoken these words in the middle of my struggles, and all the situations life throws at me. Oh, the many times I have thought: "No one really gets it!"In these…