On Shampoo + Broken Hearts + God’s Perfect Timing

“My heart wanted desperately to contract, and instead God asked it to expand that day.”  By Angela Doell | Twitter: @adoell It was a warm September morning, the air fragrant with overripe blackberries and ocean. My children were a few days into a new school year and so I had dropped them off and driven to a spa […]

The Art of Distraction

“Shift your focus, stop striving for a minute and rest in the goodness that is already yours.”  By Angela Doell | Twitter: @adoell If there’s anything that’s ever been a sure-fire way to push my Crazy Button as a mother, it’s whining. At the risk of sounding like a meanie mom, I’ll admit that I have zero tolerance […]

Watch Your Tone

“Words are hollow when the heart is disengaged. Madi had to remind me.” By Angela Doell | Twitter: @adoell At the dawn of her teenage years, my daughter’s heart was crushed. Someone that she had loved and looked up to for all of her 13 years walked out of our lives … Making a choice that would have […]

The Love Chapter: A Parent’s Paraphrase

[From our Archives] Tweaking the Love Chapter & reflecting on our love for our kids. By Angela Doell | Twitter: @adoell Though I have all the right words, but have not love, I might as well be talking to the back of your head. Though I have all the answers to your every question and have read every […]

Sixteen Candles & A Parent’s Blessing

“I get it now. My parents saw so much more for me than I did for myself.” By Angela Doell | Twitter: @adoell When I was young my parents told me I would go further than them in life. They said I’d accomplish more and see greater things than they could even dream of. I remember thinking how big […]