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Barbara Dittrich

Overcoming Your Life’s Overwhelming Demands

An Interview with Barbara Dittrich

Within 24 hours after the birth of her son, Barbara and her husband were told their baby has severe hemophilia, a life-threatening blood disorder. In this candid interview, Barbara shares about her marriage, raising a child with a life-threatening disease, her struggles with depression, interacting with others, and how she helps other families through her […]

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How to Live Abundantly One Day at a Time

An Interview with Emily Colson

Life’s challenges can rob us of our joy—especially when circumstances appear hopeless. If words such as fear, pain, illness, sorrow, loss, or doubt describe your life, you need to know you are not alone. Emily Colson, daughter of the late Chuck Colson, speaks with honest compassion about life as a single parent and the surprising […]

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Back to School

It’s back-to-school time! I’m guessing some parents (including me) are delighted, and most kids are disappointed. Kids tend to ask lots of questions before school begins: “Will I be riding the bus?” “Who is my teacher?” “Are the kids nice?” “Do I wear regular clothes or a uniform?” But kids don’t ask questions just about […]

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The Little Troll

I have found that most of the stuff necessary for raising kids has an astonishing ability to hide in the smallest cracks and crevices of the home. There is an assortment of sticky, spiky, smelly, and squishy things I’ve found under my sofa cushions and car seats, in dryer filters and clothing pockets. Once, I […]

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