How To Give When We Feel Empty

I don’t have anything else to give. I'm tired of trying. I’m done. Do you have anyone in your life who is just hard to love sometimes?  We try. We pray. We seek advice or perspective from others. We try again . ,. and sometimes we get tired of trying. God knows we are going…

The Power of a Smile

Picture this. Your child or husband glances your way or walks in the door—and smiles just at you. It's a moment, fleeting yet formative. We love our family most, so it makes sense that their smiles are of greatest value to us. So, this means that our smile is of greatest value to them. It's…

A Daddy-Daughter Story

"I hope I'm doing okay at what God still has me here for... I pray a lot... but there's not much else I can do." Rocking on the back porch looking out at the marsh, Dad softly voiced his heart as mine quietly responded with admiration and sadness. Later, I scribbled his words to paper, adding:…