Allison Bottke

  • In this month’s issue of Kaleidoscope, we’re looking at lies that cleverly masquerade as truth, lies brought to us by none other than the master of deception—Satan. As many of you may know, I’ve been

  • Healthy boundaries—particularly healthy spiritual boundaries—define who we are and influence all areas of our lives. In fact, it is when we establish spiritual boundaries that we learn some of the mos

  • Gardening is my exercise, therapy, and quite often the incubator that gives birth to new ideas and frequently provides me with creative answers when I’m stuck in my head on a writing project-in-progre

  • How can we set healthy boundaries, replace destructive habits, and undo damage that’s been done to our spirits? How can our lives come to be characterized by compassion, mercy, justice, and love when

  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Thanksgiving and Christmas … the time of year when family members from near and far away gather, those we can’t wait to see…and others we wish we didn’t have to see.

  • The bonds between parents and children can be complicated. As we work to repair or redefine the connections we have with our troubled adult children, we may also be dealing with one or more of six str

  • Enabling parents with troubled adult children live either smack-dab in the middle of a crisis, or we’re simply in between crises, waiting for the other shoe to drop. Every time the phone rings at nigh

  • Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up (Galatians 6:9). As we walk the journey to set healthy boundaries and find sanity in challengi

  • Let’s face it, not all adult children are dysfunctional, any more than all parents are enablers. Many adult children have been raised to have deep respect for their parents and themselves. For these c

  • I first met Victoria Sarvadi back in October of 2014 when a mutual friend introduced us. I had just finished helping Susie Jennings, the founder of Operation Care International, to write and edit her