What If I Can’t Find My Calling in Life?

By: Kendra Fletcher on Tuesday July 3, 2018

I'm way beyond my 20's and wondering what the trajectory of my life might be (hello, 8 children!), but I now have the majority of those kids in that stage of talking through, wondering about, and praying over their calling. Their purpose. What the heck they're supposed to be doing with the rest of...

When Friends Leave You Out or Let You Down

By: Kendra Fletcher on Tuesday May 1, 2018

If you've been consistently hurt in relationships, suffer from social anxiety, or are the type of introvert who is left flattened by an overabundance of conversation, it might be difficult for you to see it that way, but stick with me for just a bit.  When I was in the 4th grade, I had a...

Hope For Parenting the Extraordinary

By: Kendra Fletcher on Thursday April 12, 2018

Joe has fewer "issues" then other kids with brain damage to the extent of his, but we still live our lives in a flux state that has to allow for what happened this morning. I'm going to spare you the details, but here's what's good for folks without special needs in their homes to know: We parents...

A Tribute to the Good Men in My Life

By: Kendra Fletcher on Tuesday February 27, 2018

Oh, what a time we're living in. I suppose that statement has rung true since the beginning of time, but I know you know what I'm talking about. The men: They're falling like dominoes. The women: We're not taking it any more. So let me back up a bit in my own story. Born to really great...

The Cross Took Care of That

By: Kendra Fletcher on Thursday February 1, 2018

But Hannah doesn’t come across as overwhelmed. She’s tender, often tearing up as we moms gather every Friday morning with one main thing in common: the parenting of kids with special needs. We share our struggles and our triumphs over a living room coffee table, and for some of us, our weekly...

All the Ways I Got Parenting Wrong

By: Kendra Fletcher on Tuesday January 23, 2018

I'd lived with a family as a nanny during college, taken a job with a professional nanny agency right after I graduated (we needed the money and my music degree wasn't paying any bills yet), and considered myself a well-seasoned pro. That was my first mistake. Over a decade of changing diapers,...

Parents, Why Is It So Difficult to Give Grace to Ourselves?

By: Kendra Fletcher on Tuesday January 2, 2018

I didn’t set out to do that. I’m not charitable enough to want to parent people forever and ever amen. But as with so many areas of life, the path changes and morphs and improves and surprises us at every turn. While I love and adore all of my kids, I find certain stages to be exhausting and...

I Daresay, Elisabeth Elliot Would Not Get a Book Deal in 2017

By: Kendra Fletcher on Thursday December 7, 2017

Also on that list were Ruth Bell Graham, Edith Schaeffer, and Corrie ten Boom, all women who grew up in and around ministry of some sort, all of who knew the Word of God backwards and forwards and communicated in a no-nonsense, often witty style. But today, the publishing industry is different. I'm...