A Legacy of Words

As a young child of nine years old, I listened intently, wide-eyed with delight, as my father read the lilting verse from the musty, second-hand volume of The Oxford Book of English Verse. How his voice danced with the rhythm … Continue reading

Adoption from a Grandmother’s Perspective

When my daughter announced that she and her husband were planning to adopt a child, I was both delighted and concerned. Delighted because I had been looking forward to being a grandmother. Concerned because I knew nothing about adoption and … Continue reading

Growing Great Kids

If you are a parent or grandparent, you want to raise happy, healthy, successful children. But wanting and doing are two different things. As a seasoned mother who has raised two awesome daughters to adulthood and who is now helping … Continue reading

What ever happened to family devotions?

Our family always struggled with how to make time for family devotions and how to make the time meaningful and fun. We wondered how to reinforce the lessons and values we were trying to teach. I wish we had had … Continue reading

Write What You Know

Are your children having trouble thinking of something to write? Writing isn’t always words. Who wants to read a book with an unattractive cover? Why not design the cover or make a few illustrations first, then write. This might be … Continue reading