[C]When my two oldest boys were small we lived in Raleigh, North Carolina, the land of moderate temperatures and outdoor McDonald’s playgrounds. As we drove past my oldest would plead to go to “the place with the yellow mountains,” so one day we went. I was carrying one and leading the other through the parking …

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[B]I heard a speaker once define blessing as “wanting the very best for someone and being willing to do whatever it takes to make that best happen.” As a Southern girl I say “bless your heart” often, and when someone near me sneezes I immediately say “bless you.” I can’t help it! (I even sign …

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[A]When this ordinary brown box arrived at my door, the words on the side got my attention. It said, “MAY CONTAIN AWESOME.” It was addressed to my son but I opened it anyway. I had to know what was in the box; maybe it was awesome, but maybe it wasn’t. A few days later I …

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