The August day was hot, but inside . . . my heart felt cold and fragile. My twin boys were leaving the nest, leaving me. They were ready to go. Colorful multipacks of Gatorade and snacks were stacked next to the door. Their suitcases, laptops and coffee makers were already in the car. At breakfast, I [...]
About maypattersonMay Patterson, author of "Seeking a Familiar Face," began writing in response to God’s grace. And by this grace, she has written, taught the Bible and spoken at a variety of events. Her ministry focus is to help people draw closer to God and each other. May is married to her dear friend Mike, and they have three grown children. She has a great love for her family, the great outdoors and travel.
If your children (or grandchildren) are headed back to school soon, you might be feeling an odd mixture of emotions: excitement, relief, anxiety and even nostalgia. Me, too. My daughter starts her second year of graduate school this month. Hold on tight, here we go! Starting school is a big step for children—so, it’s also [...]
“I don’t really love my country,” an angry student recently commented on Facebook. Then she listed all the things she didn’t like. And I get it. I have a list, too. But if you focus solely on what you don’t like about your country, then you’ll probably overlook all of the good things and discount [...]