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April 3, 2020

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Who would have thought that when I wrote last month anticipating the "long, uninterrupted stretch of school" from January through April that Praying College Moms would experience such an unprecedented change in college...

February 27, 2020

We are in the middle of the longest stretch of the academic year --January through April-- weeks during which most of our college-aged young adults have no break from their studies. In some climates its cold and dreary at school and spring feels ages away. How do Prayi...

January 10, 2020


We don't need Santa to show us that we all have some naughty tendencies. The famous (or infamous) New Year's resolution is an opportunity to correct our "naughties" and become a nicer person. Having just spent several weeks with our college students over...

December 9, 2019


      In a matter of days, college students will finish their exams and head home for the Christmas holidays, which will be anywhere from three weeks to one month long. How will your college-aged young adults spend their down time?...

November 6, 2019

Do you know who's coming to Thanksgiving dinner this year? When you welcome your college-aged children to the table they may be accompanied by a stranger or two--not a roommate or friend, but some foreign ideologies they picked up at school. They may surprise you by sh...

October 2, 2019

One of my adult children thinks I live in a bubble, that I look at the world through rose-colored glasses, and that I've lost my grip on the "ways of the world." What does the "world" think these days? College-aged young adults who are well versed in the world's langua...

September 4, 2019

It was the third week of September before I began to recover emotionally from the experience of dropping my first child off at college. Not everyone has the same reaction, but I had been moping around teary-eyed, missing my son for weeks, until God intervened....

August 7, 2019

When you help your college bound son or daughter prepare to leave for school later this month, will you pack a bullet proof vest? Fire retardant PJs? A protective helmet? Probably not...Nevertheless, a mother's urge to protect and shelter rarely feels stronger than whe...

July 1, 2019

When my kids were little, our summertime family beach vacation was anything but a restful vacation. Wonderful, yes! But, as all moms know, babies at the beach mean a "change of scenery" not "toes-in-the-sand, beach chair and Pina Colada" relaxation. Surely, vacationing...

June 4, 2019

When my boys came home from college for the summer, they parked the old van in the driveway, dragged their bags into the foyer, dumped their backpacks upstairs, and began the summer-long process of undoing the order and cleanliness of every room in the house. (maybe a...

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