Daddy’s Girl

One Sunday night after church, as is our habit, the children went to their rooms to dress immediately for bed. Minutes later, all the children were sitting at the table eagerly devouring their suppers—all the children, that is, except for one. My older daughter, Katie, was missing. As I began to call her, feeling slightly … More Daddy’s Girl

If Cans Could Talk

We don’t hesitate to take the “big things” to God, but what about the really little things–the things that are not important to anyone but us? Does God care about those? Crimson crept into my cheeks, and I glanced around sheepishly. Of course, no one had heard me since I was alone in the car, … More If Cans Could Talk

Wounded by a Friend

Imagine the darkest day of your life. You are stunned, almost paralyzed as you try to make sense of your worst nightmares that have just become reality. As you see your friends walk up to your door, a twinge of comfort reaches your numb spirit. Finally, someone to share your grief! They embrace you warmly … More Wounded by a Friend

The Perfect Friend

It was at lunch when I was in lower elementary—probably about first grade. My best friend Michelle noticed the delicious homemade treat my mom had packed for me, and she wanted it. I didn’t see any reason to give her my dessert. After all, I could see she had her own dessert in her lunch … More The Perfect Friend