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She’s a teller of stories, founder of Refuge Coffee Co., voracious reader, slow distance runner, 38-year veteran ministry wife. She and her wise husband, Bill, (or Kiki and Chief to their growing tribe of adorable grandkids) live on the ragged edges of Atlanta in a refugee community that CNN has called the most diverse square mile in the world. This has been the most intense and inviting neighborhood in their known world, for sure, and it has taught them to dream big and love even bigger. Kitti is an author and artist and inspiration to all those who think they can’t start something new after becoming an empty nester and retiree.

We used to have a chalkboard in our kitchen. From time to time I’d scrawl a phone number or date on it, but usually

One Thing That Will Improve After Your First Year of Marriage

I'm going to tell you about one thing that will improve a lot after your first year of marriage


Early in our relationship, Bill, who had no experience with the female psyche, having had three brothers and no sisters, discovered that I felt

Grace for Your Kid's Bad Grades

He doesn’t remember saying it, but I remember. Moms do not forget it when their sons utter wisdom. We were talking about education, which not

Rules for the Introvert Vs. Extrovert Fight

This is the post in which I am the grumbling Israelites and my husband, Bill, is Moses. Not because I’m especially humble, but it’s

Lessons From Kids About Failure

I've learned that failure can be a time-release sort of blessing. We bide our time through the pang of it until it does what

10 Navy Seal Mantras for Moms

Somewhere between his graduation from Basic Training at Great Lakes, Michigan, and the Tuesday morning in Coronado, California—when one of our sons took off

Our Secret Marriage Code

Bill and I have this thing we sometimes say to each other. It doesn’t seem like a big deal, but it’s one of those


As our friends get older, which unavoidably means we’re getting older too, we find we’re welcoming many of them into the Hurting Parents Club.