Shining in the Dark

Last night many of us waited for the dark to descend so that we would be able to see something beautiful. We corporately celebrated with gratitude our many freedoms. Our country wrestles with real difficulties, yet we still mark what is true and good with sparkling "lights" that shine even brighter in the darkness. Last... Continue Reading →

Stress Strategies

#Never Stress? If only! Stress is no respecter of blue skies or springtime. Nope, season in and season out, stress chills a sunny day and dampens our spirits. It weasels its way into our souls from so many trigger points, both negative or positive: Health issues. Exams. Interviews. Repopulating your nest. Moving your nest. Planning... Continue Reading →

Housing Wisdom

We are currently building a house. Never done it before. There are many steps in the process, and much of it is confusing. In May, we met our construction foreman who has built countless beautiful homes and has the expertise to get it done. I go by once a week and deliver brownies to the... Continue Reading →

Move-In-Musts

Four weeks from today, the first wave of Move-Ins take place at UVA.  Other universities around the state and across the land welcome new students and the prayers of a million+ mothers and fathers are poured out on behalf of their sons and daughters. A combination of happy anticipation and anxiety propel those prayers. If... Continue Reading →

Invaluable

If you are reading this post and have a rising freshman or first year, you have much to be gained by following this link and scrolling through our long list of Move-In Day tips!  Although Move-In Day Tips were originally written for moms of rising UVA "first years" they include many ideas that can also... Continue Reading →

Praying for Our Prodigals

Rejoice with those who rejoice:  MomsHOOpray and University of Praying Moms rejoice with those families experiencing the excitement and celebration of upcoming college graduations, or the anticipation of launching a college freshman in the fall!  Many prayers have preceded these young men and women, and many of these students have fed and grown their faith and will continue... Continue Reading →

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