…to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge… Ephesians 3:19 I think I should pray a little harder for the mothers of the world. One of them called me today and told me some of the struggles inside her walls. My heart ached for her. I make it a practice to not know what…

It was one of those days. I was in my pajamas at noon and there was a knock at the door. I looked around at the clutter and thought, “Good grief, maybe I’ll just pretend I’m not home.” But my four-year old scampered past me and threw the door open wide. There stood my neighbor…

My husband Mike has been rolling out of bed to play early morning basketball for nearly a decade now. It is something he looks forward to—in many ways the highlight of his busy and stressful day. Recently something happened at morning basketball that inspired deep gratitude in me. It was a random act of kindness….

It’s summer’s end—or at least nearly so. On the one hand I’m ready for the seasons to change. Hot summer days will soon fade into crisp autumn afternoons and the fresh scent of pink lemonade and popsicles will melt into the cozy aroma of apple pie and new school supplies. But there’s another part of…

This summer I had the opportunity to spend time on five college campuses throughout the country. Some were large campuses, some were small; some were new and some were old. Each had its own unique “vibe” and features. I even visited the oldest college building in the United States at the University of William and…

Sometimes someone speaks so beautifully to your heart you don’t ever forget their words.   School here in Arizona starts early.  I suppose there are pros and cons to both starting or delaying the inevitable.  I love summer; the freedom to live a little loose from the daily routine and let my children run free…

We asked Multiply Goodness author Catherine Arveseth if we could share this beautiful tribute she wrote for her grandmother last month. We think her grandmother Dorothy exemplifies exactly what it means to multiply goodness, and we’ve been thinking about it ever since we read it. We hope you learn as much as we did and…

A couple months ago, I had the privilege of studying in Europe through the engineering school at my university. Our group consisted of 30 of the brightest minds I’ve ever come in contact with. We were all fairly similar in our career goals, likes and dislikes, and even sometimes our senses of humor. In a…

One day as I was window shopping I found this sign on the door of one of my favorite local shops. Because of its inviting charm, I instantly felt welcome. So I stepped inside, chatted with the owner for a few minutes, found out we knew each other through a family connection, and made a…

I’m a big believer in having a “family motto.” Some kind of mantra that speaks for what our family is all about. Growing up our family went through several phases to come up with what stuck, “Broaden and Contribute.” I know it seems like a small thing…just a few words stuck together, but that little…

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