Wise Advice From Dads

Many of us are fortunate to receive wise advice from our dads. Maybe not always welcomed advice at first, but nonetheless, insights that helped shape our thinking, our decisions and our day-to-day routines. A few weeks before Father’s Day 2005, my dad and I were...
Mother of the Decade

Mother of the Decade

If we were voting for Mother of the Decade, I nominate Cori Salchert. What an honor for me to tell you about Cori on this Mother’s Day weekend. By the time you finish this blog, you may be voting for Cori too. For more than two years, Cori Salchert cried out to God...
Columbine Mom Forgives

Columbine Mom Forgives

The night before two ruthless teens blasted through Columbine High School on a shooting and bombing massacre, 16-year-old John Tomlin was refurbishing the bed of his beloved 1985 Chevy pickup. When John parked his classic ride in the school parking lot the next...
Cure for Your Muddy Mess

Cure for Your Muddy Mess

Let’s face it. Some days I am a muddy mess. Some days you are a muddy mess. Yep. Sometimes life just gets messy and muddy all at the same time. And we slip-slop away, wobbling and waiting to right ourselves and stand on solid ground.   You need not look far to see the...
Women in Your History

Women in Your History

While March is officially Women’s History Month in America, I’m wondering about the women in your history. What remarkable women played a significant role in your personal history? In my personal history? Okay, I’ll go first in sharing a bit about two women who made...