Who ARE You?


How many of us really know who we are? Most of us have been shaped by words spoken to us in anger or impatience or from another person’s broken perspective. Who of us didn’t have some kid or kids at school tell us we were stupid, lame, ugly, fat or unwanted for some reason. I … More Who ARE You?

Why Do You Write?


Yesterday, I opened an email from a follower of this blog and a reader of my new book, The Miracle of Us: Confessions of an Online Dater. My tears of joy could not be contained as I read how this person’s life was being challenged and changed by God.  In part, as a result of … More Why Do You Write?

20 Tips for Parents


As the parent of 7 wonderful children (4 of my own and 3 delightfully inherited), I’ve made some observations over my past 32 years of parenting. Thus far, I’ve concluded four things: Raising children well doesn’t mean we have to be perfect or have it all figured out ahead of time. Parenting is as much … More 20 Tips for Parents

Hunt for the Ring


This excerpt precedes last week’s, but getting to that point took some work. Below shows some of the typical times we had with the kids… I like that one there,” I said pointing out a couple of rings that slightly appealed to me. “I like smaller versus something like that big thing (which was probably … More Hunt for the Ring