How to Show Respect to a Friend in Need

A Guest Post & Giveaway by Sarah Beckman

During the five years my best friend Kelley battled cancer, we had an unspoken agreement to walk on Wednesdays.  On the track or treadmill, in the neighborhood or around the lake, at the hospital or at the gym, if it was Wednesday, we walked. In the same years Kelley endured extensive cancer treatments I underwent […]

How Boundaries With my Son Overwhelmed Me

A Guest Post by Kathi Lipp

Sitting across from my son at Starbucks, seeing him in so much pain, so completely overwhelmed, I was desperate to kiss him on the forehead, say some magic mommy words, and make all the hurt go away. The Problem The only problem with this plan? My little boy is 6’1” and in his mid-twenties. But […]

When God Asks the Impossible

One month ago, our family nearly doubled in size. Yes. I know. If life were a math problem, mine would look like this: Mom + Dad + 3 Teenage Boys + Twin 4 Year Olds + 5 Year Old = Impossible I’ve hinted at it here and there on Twitter and Facebook, little references most […]

40 Days to 40 Years

Today I’m precisely 40 days away from my 40th birthday. I love it. For decades I’ve listened to people mourn the coming (and passing) of their 40th. Now that it’s upon me, I find all that strange. To be 40 sounds wonderful to me. I’m excited. Looking forward to it, actually. In the past year […]

Courageous Relationships

“I quit!” Those words spew from my lips at least 2 or 3 times while stomping through my house like a rhino on a rampage. (Warning: Honest revelation forthcoming) Sometimes people wear me out. I love people, I thrive in relationship. But occasionally friendship seems more trouble than it’s worth. On this particular day I’d […]