Faith

God Did That!

We had guests over the weekend. My favorite kind of guests – teenagers. My daughter came home from college for the weekend and brought three friends with her.  There are only two weeks left to their Freshman year in college so it was a sweet time of lots of good Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Friendships

Little Boy House Guests

  Sometimes a simple phrase from a child can make you stop and think. Two sweet, energetic and adorable little boys ages 3 and 5 recently filled our home with giggles and grins. I was meeting their mom for the first time to discuss some “MomLife Today” matters and she Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Friendships

Protect Your Children

This whole Penn State thing has had my head reeling. I am at a loss for words. The world has within it such evil – how do we protect our children? My sweet friend Dannah Gresh wrote an extremely helpful post that gives very doable, practical advice on how to Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Family

More Kids Equals More Fun

I was told my doctors that I would never have any children, so the fact that we were blessed with two in spite of my reproductive issues has always filled me with much gratitude and awe of God’s grace. This week I have had six children…well, at least I have Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Family

Boys N Cars

I am sure you have had heard it said (or learned personally) that teenagers can be a major source of frustration. While that is true, they can also be a major source of insight – and are frequently wiser than we give them credit for. Adults strive to figure out Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Friendships

Courageous Mom Chat

I recently shared that I was blessed to interview Priscilla Shirer during her recent visit to FamilyLife. Well, while she was here I also spent some time with the Kendrick brothers who created the movie Courageous! More importantly I got to hang out with the Kendrick brothers wives – I Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Family

Thankful for Cheesy Popcorn!

I am thankful for Cheesy Popcorn! And the mom in this video (my friend Janel) who has the formidable task of making it with her toddlers!  Listen closely for the comment, “so who else has a great attitude” – cracked me up! She’ll be using that line for many years!

By Tracey, ago
Family

Wipe Out Laughter

Are there male people in your home? So, tell me…are they ridiculously addicted to the television program Wipe Out? I have two male people in my home – a hubby and a 14 year old. I’m not sure which one is the teen when the two of them get their Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Faith

Six Year Old Shout Out

Yesterday at church the absolute sweetest thing occurred that literally made me cry. We attend services in “The Edge” which is a more contemporary, edgy and loud worship experience, so in general there are few children in there – it’s mostly their parents who attend that service. But yesterday there Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Family

Toddler Travel Trip

I am all about giving children life experience through travel in order to teach them about new people, places, and opportunities different than their own. We have traveled by several means of transportation to many places and we have stayed in various forms of accommodations. My children, like their mother, Read more…

By Tracey, ago