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Mom's Cooking

The Facebook post revealed a photo of blackberry cobbler just like Mom used to makeThat looks SO good! The ingredients suggested it would taste good, too. 441 more words

The Healing Journey

When Your Mother Believes in You

Having a child defines us for the rest of our lives…. Each mother-child relationship teaches us our limitations and our strengths. It changes us in constantly unfolding ways and entwines us in the unpredictable mystery of another life….

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Encouraging Each Other

Forgiving Yourself -- and Your Children

At a gas station many years ago, my preteen daughter ducked her head out of the car window and popped me a question.

“What would you say if I came home pregnant?” 696 more words

Challenges Of Motherhood

A Mother With Alzheimer's

“Can a mother forget … the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!” (Isaiah 49:15, NIV).

I was in my thirties the day I was visiting my Grandma (pictured above as a young woman holding her firstborn twins). 651 more words

The Healing Journey

Mental Illness and Relationships

Suicide has touched us all in some way, even if it’s seeing the stories and feeling the sadness of a celebrity suicide such as Robin Williams’. 304 more words

The Healing Journey

The "Facts of Life"

My mother once confided in me that until she got married, she thought you could get pregnant by kissing. This led to unnecessary feelings of guilt and fear. 388 more words

Childhood Memories

What Was Written in Father's Eyes

Today on Father’s Day I’m thinking about family relationships. I believe we all have a strong desire, perhaps a need, to know and be known by significant others in our lives. 449 more words

The Healing Journey