Parenting Challenges Can Bring Unexpected Blessings

Parenting challenges can come with unexpected blessings. When Paul and I married in 2000, we decided to have kids right away. I had spent eleven years as a single parent and looked forward to having a partner to help raise my … Continue reading

Helping a sister out

With the addition of my third child, I could see that God had a new plan for my life.  That meant leaving my part time job as an engineer and joining the ranks of the other stay at home moms.  Now 2 years … Continue reading

Pineapple Cross Centerpiece

Looking for a pretty centerpiece for your Easter table? How about a pineapple? The exotic-looking fruit is a symbol of friendship and hospitality. American colonists often used a whole pineapple as a centerpiece at dinner parties. It’s easy to carve … Continue reading

The Challenge of Writing for Children

When people find out I am a children’s author, the response is always positive. I hear comments like, “Oh how fun!” or “I am so jealous!” Writing books for children is fun, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in … Continue reading