Hey Mom, why do they call it Good Friday?

Crown of Thorns and Three Nails With Hammer on Wooden background
Kids have a lot of questions about Easter. For that matter, so do most of their parents. The Easter story is a tough story to tell kids. I used to remind Jim, my preacher husband, to be aware of the little faces in front of him when he was preaching the events of Good Friday.…

The One Thing We Can’t Give Our Kids

Family praying together before eating their salad for lunch in the kitchen
As a mom, we can give our kids many things: We can give them our time, our attention, and our unwavering support. We can give them new experiences to stretch them and boundaries to protect them. We can give them a “yes” as much as possible, and a “no” when it matters. We can give them love in the form of discipline and acceptance no…

A Jesus Gift Under the Tree

Children in superhero costume and a bunch of Christmas gift boxes. Dreamers. New Year's and Christmas.
Christmas morning should be a spectacularly fun time for a family. Stockings, presents, family, and church make the day joyful and fill the digital cameras with fun pictures to share. It is fun to be parents on Christmas day! Your kids made a list and you are checking it twice. One of the most difficult…

Why did a good ‘Dad’ let them kill his Son?

Surprised Young Girl Against White Background
Your kids will probably ask you that question someday. Are you ready to answer? There isn’t a child or, quite frankly, an adult who finds that question simple to understand or answer. Surely God could have come up with a better way to save our souls than to kill his child. Good dads don’t let bad…