When Queens Collide: How to Become a More Gracious Mother-in-Law
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When Queens Collide: How to Become a More Gracious Mother-in-Law

I had four sweet baby boys at my knees and around my kitchen table. I blinked and now half of them are husbands and fathers. I have become a mother-in-law. This once testosterone-dominated family of mine is now balanced with some much-needed estrogen, thanks to my beloved daughters-in-love. But this infusion of estrogen disrupted the…

The Grace That Leads

The Grace That Leads

I’ve lived through as many spiritual seasons as I have these earthy ones. Some of the seasons looked and felt like winter to me. Long and cold, with limited light and a feeling of loneliness on the side. It was constant work to keep the fires burning provided warmth to the soul. Other seasons held…

How to Live in Freedom

How to Live in Freedom

Sometimes you just don’t know how bound you are until you have a moment of exhilarating freedom and you think to yourself, “This is what it means to be free”. And it feels so good. Fresh. Wholesome. Alive. And you promise yourself you will never go back to regulations and expectations. But somehow you do….

4 Surprising Relationship Lessons from the Story of Ruth

4 Surprising Relationship Lessons from the Story of Ruth

Nestled in between dramatic and suspenseful stories of the mighty judges of God and the kings of Israel, is the most popular mother-in-law/daughter-in-law story ever told. Don’t doubt the placement. It is as purposeful as it is fascinating. There’s a peculiar thing we do when we become so familiar with Bible stories: we stop re-reading…

The Weeping Bench

I leave the conversation because my heart is breaking. My face is burning and pulsing, clear signals that my blood pressure is high. I am past the emotion of crying and have been catapulted into the screaming dimension. The hysterical screaming dimension. I turn away and climb sixteen steps. Enter the door on the right….

The End.

The End.