Open the Door

Open the Door

By Laura In one of my earliest childhood memories, I am sitting in a circle on the floor listening to a missionary tell us about Africa. She wore a colorful native dress and let us pass around trinkets from that faraway land. I remember very little from her actual...
Five Friends Every Mom Needs

Five Friends Every Mom Needs

By Joni Shankles Every mom needs friends on the motherhood journey. We need companionship and advice, a shared life and a shared faith, and the security of knowing we are not alone. I think every mom needs at least five kinds of friends along the way. You might find...
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...
Good, Then You Were a Missionary!

Good, Then You Were a Missionary!

by Brandi Reaves Last fall, my family went on a homeschool families’ trip to the U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. Well, actually, it wasn’t my whole family. My husband and I took our two boys, ages ten and eight, but left our six and two year old daughters with...

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