Let them be salt and light.

Homemade signs made. Favorite lunches packed (handwritten notes included). First day of school fanfare prep done, kids snoozing carefree, and mama’s ready to collapse. But I can’t. All the build up, the haircuts and the shoe shopping, the buzz to find out teacher assignments, the outfits they picked out themselves (a sad day when they…

Hal will be thy name

There is just something about the dinner hour. Even in summer, it’s a frenzied pace. Set the table, dish up, and try to maintain a modicum of peace while gently doling out the usual reminders (yes napkin, no elbows, et cetera). Usually we’re fork to mouth before someone bellows out, “We forgot to say the…

The Best Worst Easter

At 12: 03 a.m., I pulled into the closest parking spot I could find. It’s a store I go out of my way not to visit during normal business hours, and for such a bizarre time of night, it was curiously packed. I grabbed a lone buggy near the cart corral, cursing Amazon under my…

Thank you, Tim Tebow, for Night to Shine

Tomorrow night, 375 churches spanning 50 states and 11 countries will host Night to Shine, an evening dedicated to individuals with special needs, and to fostering the ideals of unconditional love and acceptance. My church is one of those 375. I really knew precious little about Night to Shine until I showed up for volunteer…