On the Accident and Angels and the Rest of my Life

When she walked through the door of our home, her eyes immediately welled up in tears, as she looked at me sprawled out on the couch. You should be dead. You should be dead. Your kids would’ve been orphans. They should’ve been planning your funeral. I cannot believe...

Parents Addicted to Technology: Guilty as charged

The other night after dinner when all the kids scattered in their various directions, I grabbed my cell phone to do a quick check of email. One email sends me to a website and that website sends me to twitter which sends me to another website and then of course, I...

Getting beyond our one corner of the room

  (Photo: Cornelia Seigneur) (This post originally appeared at The Essence of Faith & Culture Writers Conference -blog post) “Most people come to know only one corner of their room, one spot near the window, one narrow strip on which they keep walking back...

Home Number 6 and no place else to go during Christmas Vacation in Kenya

It was the week off for Christmas vacation. Only a couple of the children were supposed to be there. At the most, a handful. It was the week that the children would get to be with family members, perhaps at an uncle or aunt’s home, or a host family or friends of the...

Natalie Grant: Making Music to Elevate the Fight Against Human Trafficking – Today’s Christian Woman story

  I caught up with singer/songwriter/activist Natalie Grant while she was in New York last month, the day after her eighth studio album, Hurricane, was released. The Nashville mother of three was trying to hail a cab the day of a Hurricane Sandy benefit for which...

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