Gratitude

Gratitude

By Laura Jones Have you noticed gratitude merchandise is everywhere these days? Several weeks ago, I ran to Target for some dish soap and was completely distracted by the dollar aisle. I couldn’t believe the Thanksgiving and Christmas treats were already out when it...
Identity Amnesia

Identity Amnesia

by Laura Jones   There are moments in parenting that stick with us for years. I am not talking about the joyful ones like the healthy birth of a baby or her first wobbly steps. Those experiences are memorable because they are universally delightful. I am talking about...
Your History, His Story

Your History, His Story

by Laura Jones   A few years back, a mom of high schoolers told me that most mornings she would sit with her children and have a group quiet time before school started. Just thinking about the logistics of that seemed overwhelming! My kids were little and only one...
Honoring God with Our Decisions

Honoring God with Our Decisions

The Army has been telling us where to go since we got married. The first time was back in 1999; we were newly engaged, and I knew nothing about how the military worked. My fingers were crossed for a European assignment, so you can imagine how far my jaw dropped when...

The Gift of Advent

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