Faith

Teen To Tattoo Or Not To Tattoo

I have had a few parents ask me my opinion on whether or not their child should get a tattoo. Of course I suggest seeking God’s desire, but I too know the value in gathering intel from other God seeking people when decision making – as God uses that to Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Be The Mom

College Visit, Random Observations

This past weekend was Family Weekend at my daughter’s university. Her father, brother and I happily attended this annual event and were eager to spend time together as a family to recapture some of the mojo we miss on a daily basis. Oh wow…it was glorious. The missing element to Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Be The Mom

Moms Of Boys Reality

The little boy I have cuddled with, zoomed cars with and built towers tall with is no longer a little boy, he is a young man who now towers over me. His sixteen year old boyish grin is outlined by a scruffy beard, his shoulders are broad, his voice deep Read more…

By Tracey, ago
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
Be The Mom

I Am Back In College

At least that’s how it feels! At this very MOMent I am sitting in my daughter’s dorm room, on her bed to be exact. I am experiencing a VERY surreal flash back in time to when I was sitting on my own dorm room bed. (Many, many years ago…yes, two Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Be The Mom

Stay The Course?

When your first born goes off to college there are so very many challenges. Letting go, trusting God, an empty bedroom, a smaller ketchup bottle, no more long brown hair stuck in the vacuum cleaner brush, one less place setting, a sad cat, less conversation – I could make a Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Family

Texting Pick Me Up

I was moseying along during the day yesterday, minding my own business – actually I was cleaning a bathroom. Such is the glamorous life of a mom expecting a house full of couples for a good old fashioned deep Biblical discussion. Part of me wanted to fore-go the cleaning and Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Family

Thanksgiving Changes

As you may recall, my daughter started college a few months ago. That has led to changes and a new normal around here. She certainly left a big empty space in our home upon her departure, but God is graciously filling that void. Having the capacity to embrace change, even Read more…

By Tracey, ago