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Here you can get a taste of my writing style and topics I'm passionate about


“A New Year’s Resolution”

“Sometimes You Just Need a Nap and a Snack”

“The ‘S’ Word”

“That Time I Hated Prayer”

“Rejoicing and Mourning”

“We Love Everyone”

FULLER SEMINARY (transferred from internal blog)

Don’t Pooh-Pooh My Spiritual Discipline of Haiku


“The Coal Orphan” in Christmas By the Hearth. Tyndale, 1996.

Creative Bible Lessons in Galatians and Philippians. Zondervan, 2010.

Published Articles
A Safe Place
(originally Marriage Partnership)

Surviving Racial Storms

GLENDORA PATCH ARTICLES (sorted by column):
“Yo Mama” Parenting Column:

Life is Full of Tough Choices

Your Marriage is a Gift

The Shrinking Age of Innocence

Entering the Matrix of Motherhood

Battling the Disney Princess Problem

The Secret Battle Within: Dealing with Postpartum Depression

Confessions of a Skinny Mom

Now Hiring: Working Mother?

No Battle Cry in This Tiger Mother Debate

The Art of Negotiation

Full-Time Dad and Fine with It

Dealing with Double Trouble

Discipline: Training Children for Life

Getting Ready for the First Sleepover

Learning Intentional Parenting

Finding Peace in Sibling Rivalries

Parenting with Courage

The Value of Family Vacations

Boy, Oh Boy

The Back to School Learning Curve(s)

Traveling with Kids: Enjoy the Journey

Growing Good Eaters

What are Fathers For?

Learning the Secrets of Potty Training

When Your Child Wants a Pet

Kicking Your Internet Addiction

Planning Family Vacations on a Budget

Living La Vida Local

A Mother’s Load of Deals

Planning Your Free Summer Fun


“Glendora Good Eats” Restaurant Reviews:

Luca Bella: Glendora’s Own Italian Cafe

Taco Grill: Tacos Worth Getting Up in Your Grill

Legends Classic Diner: A Blast from the Past

Twisted Sage: A Refreshing Twist on Breakfast and Lunch

Grand China: Not So Grand Experience

Clubhouse 66: Sportin’ Good Food

House of Sandwiches: A Little Taste of Argentina

Thai Diamond BBQ: Give It Some Time

Chelsea: Fine Dining for Any Occasion

El Appetiz: Speedy Italian Takeout

Petrillo’s: Take the Pizza and Run

European Deli & Bakery: Authentic European Comfort Food

Rika’s Empanadas: A Glendoran Dream

The Art of Sushi: Fusion Sushi 313

Spinella Pasta Bar: Pimp My Pasta (and Panini)

Miyako Sushi: Roll In for a Quick Lunch

Osuna’s Mexican Grill: Fresh and Easy Mexican Food

Hana Haru: Authentic Japanese Dining in Glendora

Marstellerz: Elegant Dining in  Historical Setting

Zuzu Chicken: Greek Food Fit for the Gods

Canyon City BBQ: Fantastic Barbecue Straight Out of the South

Congregation Ale House: Where Beer is a Sacred Calling

Corner Butcher Shop: A Cut Above

Mauricio’s: Homestyle Mexican Food for Today and Tomorrow

Kanpai: Sushi for All

TJ’s Submarine Sandwiches: A ‘Mom and Pop’


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