Sep 11, 2013

Parenting Children, Part 2

This two-part series highlights advice from Sharon and Terry Hargrave. Sharon Hargrave is the Director of the Boone Center for the Family at Pepperdine University, and the Director of Strong Marriages/Successful Ministries at Fuller Seminary. Terry Hargrave, PhD , is a Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Seminary...Read more +
Sep 4, 2013

Parenting Children, Part 1

This two-part series highlights advice from Sharon and Terry Hargrave. Sharon Hargrave is the Director of the Boone Center for the Family at Pepperdine University, and the Director of Strong Marriages/Successful Ministries at Fuller Seminary. Terry Hargrave, PhD , is a Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Seminary...Read more +
Mar 4, 2013

The Last Supper

Luke 22:7-34
They entered the city and found the man carrying a jar of water. Peter and John exchanged knowing glances and followed him home. Despite the number of miracles they had witnessed during their time with Jesus, their hearts still trembled as they inquired about the guest room. But sure enough,...Read more +
Dec 6, 2012

Christmas Bells

I flew into the house loaded with my camera gear, late from a photo session with an unhappy newborn baby. Christmas season is always insanely hectic for family photographers, so I knew that in the middle of it all I needed to protect a little slice of time for our...Read more +
Aug 17, 2012

More Than a Sabbath: My Fast from Producing

Editor's Note: On Fridays we're hosting a series called More Than a Sabbath, where employees discuss how they've taken, or need to take, a break from otherwise good elements of work. Each post is a response to How to Fast the Other Six Days . The first time I fasted...Read more +
Jan 25, 2012

The Grocery Drop

I can hear my husband on the phone with his mom in the other room, and from the conversation fragments I overhear, I know I’ll be squeezing in a trip to the grocery store tomorrow. I mentally reschedule my day as I swallow down my bitterness with the last spoonful...Read more +
Nov 18, 2011

PhotoPlay Gallery: Look Up!

For our November PhotoPlay, I challenged you to lie down to gain a different perspective . I appreciated that some of you, like Ann Kroeker (above, top), risked being laughed at by onlookers. Mark Charles (above, middle) showed how perspective can create some truly fascinating images—even with a camera phone...Read more +
Nov 11, 2011

PhotoPlay: From My Back

My brain was full and I needed some time to think. I had come to this place to rest - to retreat - but so far, more had been stirred than settled. Julia ’s words from the prior evening lingered in my mind: I lie down there under Orion’s belt...Read more +
Mar 16, 2011

Japan: Together We Stand

I sat in the tiny hospital room holding my almost-one-year-old squirmy girl, settling into our twelfth hour of visitation in two days. My mother-in-law slept as the latest round of pain medication eased the discomfort from her knee replacement surgery. I felt alone. My husband and I are in our...Read more +
Jun 3, 2008

Work-Life Balance Doesn't Exist

I sat across from my mentor, eagerly awaiting her answer. She laughed. “Tina, you know there’s no such thing as work life balance.” Her answer took me aback. Here was the only female, senior vice-president of a $13.5 billion, Fortune 500 company, happily married to a successful businessman with two...Read more +