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Want to Be Loved? Stop Hiding.

When I was in high school, my family lived a few blocks from a college campus. This was tremendously convenient for my older brother and sister, who attended the school. It also came in handy for the rest of us if we wanted to visit one of them on campus, shop in the campus bookstore, […]

10 Last-Minute Gift Ideas

As a service to all the people in my life, I’m taking the time to post my Christmas list here, in case anyone is looking for last-minute ideas. So check it out if you haven’t gotten me anything yet and you have several thousand extra dollars lying around! 1. A couple of nights for two […]

A Funny Way to Worship

Riding in the passenger seat while my husband drove, I stared out the window. As we passed a pond, I noticed five or six sets of tail feathers sticking straight up out of the water. The ducks were busy eating whatever delicious goodies they had found under the water, butts pointed skyward, with no idea […]

10 Rarely-Celebrated Reasons the World Is Better than Ever

A few months ago, I posted a list of 10 Rarely-Mourned Reasons the World Is Worse than Ever. This week seems like a good time to post an antidote, focused on things we can appreciate about our place in history. In these times of near-constant alarming news, head-scratching headlines, and discouraging developments, it’s easy to […]

10 Rarely-Mourned Reasons the World Is Worse Than Ever

It’s time for another break from the serious nature of most my posts. Global terrorism, threats of pandemic, phenomenally efficient weaponry, alarming political trends…sure, these things are distressing and important to all of us. But they get plenty of attention. Today I want to highlight a few of the often-overlooked–and just as important–reasons our world […]

A Lesson in Loving People, from a Very Nice Dining Room

We stood there together, admiring the lovely table and chairs. They were high-quality pieces of furniture, solid wood and polished to a high shine. They were nothing like the cheap castoff furnishings, salvaged from curbs and left behind by previous tenants, that filled our home. “They’re antiques, family heirlooms,” our hosts told us. Both husband […]

10 Less-Obvious Things I Wish I Didn’t Have to Discuss with My Kids

I’m sure all parents, along with the rest of the adult population, would agree with me that life contains plenty of elements we wish we didn’t have to talk about with the young people in our lives. Beyond the topics that simply feel uncomfortable, there are so many things we wish didn’t exist at all. So to have to […]

10 Interesting Things about Being a Parent of Teenagers

They say parenting teenagers is not for the weak. And they’re right. But I say neither is parenting 3-year-olds. And after recently spending 2 1/2 weeks driving 4,000 miles and camping every night with my husband and kids, I’m awfully glad my kids can dress themselves with ease, entertain themselves for 10 hours in the […]

Lessons from a Floating Motel

In my memory, I call it the floating Motel 6. Now, I realize that might be a bit unfair to this plucky budget chain. After all, in a pinch a cheap motel is far better than sleeping without a roof (unless you planned to sleep under the stars, in which case it’s way better than […]

10 Suggested Improvements for Social Media

To me social media are a decidedly mixed blessing. On the one hand, they allow us to connect with acquaintances who would have been long lost without the reach of electronic friendship. They bring us in contact with new friends, sometimes across the world. And as someone who communicates for a living, I appreciate that […]

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