5 Lessons from Big Life Interruptions

5 Lessons from Big Life Interruptions

“Pending no major life interruptions, let’s look at a date to get together,” I texted a friend, trying to re-establablish a schedule which, six weeks ago, I thought was “normal.” Or one I was trying to make normal with a new work schedule...

Why Love is a Dirty Word to Me

I shy away from the moral and cultural religious wars of today. I cautiously disengage from new age, occultic, and secular beliefs that have infiltrated the church, and those that are also on the legalistic, dogmatic side. There’s so much rhetoric, it’s...
4 Things When Asking God, Where Are You?

4 Things When Asking God, Where Are You?

“God, where are you?” were the first words that came from my mouth. I laid on the floor, crying, pouring out the anguish inside. I knew God was with me, but in the moment He felt absent. While I’d been drawing close to Him, His Presence was void....
Guest Post & A Giveaway: #Live2015

Guest Post & A Giveaway: #Live2015

It’s my privilege to share a guest post from Kimberly Muench. I’ve recently connected with Kimberly as she’s joined the writing team of 10 to 20 Parenting with me. Email me at yoderbl@gmail.com if you’re interested in entering your name for her...
Why My Kids Don’t Do Energy Drinks

Why My Kids Don’t Do Energy Drinks

When energy drinks first came out, I decided they’d be off limits for my middle-school and elementary-age kids. They had enough energy as it was, why would you give them more? From experiences teaching and counseling teens, I see inerrant dangers when kids use...