Making your home a peaceful place again

 It isn't enough to talk about peace, one must believe it. And it isn't enough to believe in it, one must work for it. Eleanor Roosevelt Everyone deals with family stress periodically. The biggest problem with this type of stress is that it stays in your home, where … [Read more...]

Actively listening to your child(ren)

  Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,  a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment,  or the smallest act of caring,  all of which have the potential to turn a life around.     Leo Buscaglia       Communicating with … [Read more...]

Eye Candy


by Jennie P. Martin I’m not exactly known for my desserts. It’s not like anyone at a church potluck has ever requested a recipe; let’s just put it that way. Maybe that’s part of the reason I was so excited to discover almond bark. Perhaps the reason I had gone so long … [Read more...]



      "Her name is Lisa," the young mother barked at the nurse. Rachel yanked the baby carrier up from the floor and stormed from the waiting room, back to see the doctor. Rachel fell into a chair and we waited mechanically for the nurse to take … [Read more...]

The Power of Dad, for Better or Worse


Dads are important to kids growing up healthy. Living without a dad is tough. Experiencing a dad who hurt you is unimaginable. Please know that your heavenly Father loves you beyond words. Many girls grow up with fathers who were absent in one way or another. Others have … [Read more...]

A letter from England – 9


      "Always a second chance"; the family motto of the Ferrister family and displayed proudly in the coat of arms. Which one of us hasn't needed a second or even a third chance to get things right? I know I have. Life has a habit of … [Read more...]