Summer is for Salad Dressing

Jul 26 2017 6:58 am

A little-known fact about me is that I actually like salad. In fact, I make salads all summer long. Now, I may be a teeny-weeny bit picky about veggie... Read More ›

What Does Forgiveness Look Like?

Jul 20 2017 7:25 am

Recently, I shared a few thoughts in response to a question from one of our readers: how do we deal with our emotions when another Christian sins against us... Read More ›

Teaching Our Children About Beauty

Jul 12 2017 9:54 am

“How do we raise our children in this world of beauty gone bad?” This question—in the appendix of Mom and Nicole’s book, True Beauty—is on the forefront of my... Read More ›

Teaching Our Children About Work

Jul 5 2017 6:47 am

If you were to come to my house today, you would find, on the chalkboard in the kitchen, the Whitacre Word of the Week: “industrious” which means “diligent and... Read More ›

What’s a Grandmother to Do?

Jun 21 2017 7:23 am

Last month I finished homeschooling two of my granddaughters, who are moving on to new schools for third grade. As I like to do at the beginning of each... Read More ›

CJ’s Father’s Day Book List

Jun 7 2017 5:30 am

​For your dad (or for your own reading pleasure) here are a few of CJ’s recent favorites: Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder... Read More ›

Grace That Leads Me Home

May 24 2017 3:04 pm

My grandma likes to tell about the time my dad, a little boy of five at the time, wandered away from the house and out onto a busy street.... Read More ›

Summer: Season of Opportunity

May 17 2017 8:59 am

Summer was always my favorite season as a little girl, and I ran headlong into those glorious months free from school with all the energy I possessed. So now,... Read More ›

Who Is Looking Out for Mom?

May 10 2017 9:40 am

When my youngest daughter Sophie first came into our home at the age of three, she, like every toddler, wanted my constant attention. If I wasn’t looking at her,... Read More ›

Don’t Let Your Limitations Stop You

May 3 2017 6:57 am

We all have limitations. A condition of limited ability; a defect or failing. Our particular limitations could be a lack of time, money, energy, ability, or experience; or the... Read More ›

A Picture and A Prayer

Apr 26 2017 5:41 am

Whenever I attempt to decorate a room, create a centerpiece, or fill the planters on my front porch, I try to find a picture that I can replicate. I’m... Read More ›

Four Women Who Worked Hard

Apr 19 2017 5:45 am

The greeting sections of New Testament epistles fire my curiosity. We are given tantalizing morsels of information, hardly the full back-story. But if we look at these verses like... Read More ›

What God Does With Failures

Apr 12 2017 5:35 am

When I prepare a message to speak (which I did this past month), I always create two documents. The one document is the message itself, and the other is... Read More ›

“The Snare of Compare” Refresh

Mar 29 2017 4:38 am

It happens when we walk into a room. We compare. We mentally measure our beauty, status, talents, or situation against the other women present. If the numbers come out... Read More ›

A Case of Mommy Guilt

Mar 22 2017 5:25 am

The other night my husband and I sat with our children and watched home videos until long past bedtime. We laughed at how our youngest daughter used to be... Read More ›

The God Who Looks After You

Mar 15 2017 7:15 am

I was reading along with my “Read the Bible in a Year” plan the other day and found myself in Genesis 16. (Please don’t do the math on this,... Read More ›