The Corrosive Effects of a Critical Spirit

The Corrosive Effects of a Critical Spirit

It might not surprise anyone, but I hated chemistry! The corrosive acid we used during our experiments in school burned everything it touched. It ate a hole in a block of wood, etched deep scars in the metal basin, and permanently marred my favorite sweater! Although...
All Who Wander Are Not Lost

All Who Wander Are Not Lost

  An excitement stirs within my family every time we enter the wilderness—an excitement that’s simply not present when we’re in an urban environment. We are drawn to the wild places of the world, especially in Africa. Our hearts leap at the sight of...
How Big is Big Daddy?

How Big is Big Daddy?

In August 2017, my family decided to tackle Big Daddy in Namibia’s Namib Desert. “For real, this is like literally, the highest level on the stair master at the gym but worse.” Our guide gave us pointers, the best of which was to step in the person’s footprints ahead...
Let God Take the Wheel

Let God Take the Wheel

Parenthood is permanent—a lifelong identity, an ongoing sacred trust, the bond that just will not quit. Year after year, we keep carrying our grown children close to our hearts, caring deeply about their well-being. We may lean toward attempting to assert our parental...
It Will Change Your Life

It Will Change Your Life

Time is running out for my younger friend. We are sitting at lunch when she casually mentions that she and her husband are thinking about starting a family. What she is really saying is that her biological clock has begun its countdown, and she feels forced to...