A Reluctant Caregiver

A Reluctant Caregiver

I’ve been a reluctant caregiver most of my life, but didn’t realize it was a problem until after the birth of our first child. He was medically fragile for the first four years of his life, but his special needs weren’t the cause of my reluctance. In...
When We Seek the Mind of Christ

When We Seek the Mind of Christ

Our thermometer read nine below zero this morning. The double doors that open onto our south-facing deck are frozen shut. A crust of frost along the bottom of the inside of each door led to a rolled blanket on the floor in front of them. I spent most of the day at my...
Our Hearts Grow Tender

Our Hearts Grow Tender

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime. ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder Do you like what you see at DifferentDream.com? You can receive more great...
This Is the Hope of Christmas

This Is the Hope of Christmas

This Is the Hope of Christmas I almost talked myself out of writing a December column this year, and for good reason. I didn’t have the heart to write about the joy of Christmas after first receiving a message that my husband’s stepmom, who had been in hospice for a...