“There is a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance.” Ecclesiastes 3:4 A season of mourning used to be practiced in our country as a time set aside for people to show the signs of grief outwardly. Most of us are only able to picture… Read More
Bringing God's Word home.
I became a blood donor when I was sixteen. I remember my mother coming home with “Be nice to me, I gave blood today” stickers on her shirt. She donated blood for the boy who lived next door to us. His name was Jimmy, and he was diagnosed with leukemia when he was little. Tragically,… Read More
If my daughter will forgive me for talking about her feet . . . I have a picture from when she was an infant, with me holding up her daddy’s big sock next to her tiny sock. I thought that would change, but if we took the same picture today it would look no different…. Read More
Last month we introduced a new series called “Ask a Life Coach.” I was thrilled with the questions you submitted! As a certified life coach and contributor at NQA, I will break down a reader’s question once a month. We will get to the heart of what is going on with the goal being creating… Read More
Recently my family experienced a devastating loss when my wonderful aunt Trudy passed away. She was my mother’s sister-in-law (my mother’s brother’s widow), but they were more like blood-related sisters than in-laws. My mother and Trudy spoke at least once a week, and when Trudy was admitted to the hospital, my mother made a point… Read More
Worry. I truly wish this emotion didn’t exist. My family has had an interesting year. My husband has been laid off twice, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy, and my work has been like a roller coaster that seems to never come to a stop. My husband and I… Read More