The danger of parenting with tunnel vision

How often do you get stuck in parenting?  Maybe your toddler is refusing to go to bed night after night and you’re at a loss for what to do.  Maybe…


Driving away

Everyone has experienced that moment as a parent.  It’s the moment when we drop off our child at school, or with a friend, and look in the rearview…


Return to sender

When I wrote this blog in 2007, I had a picture in my mind of how the following four years would go, but God had other plans . . . My daughter’s…


3 promises for your college bound child

It’s that time of the year when parents whose kids are college bound are busy preparing them for dorm or apartment life.  It’s a never ending list of…


Letting Go

When it came time for my kids to leave home, to spread their wings, to enter the “adult world,” I didn’t think I had done enough to prepare them.…


God Gave Them Wings

Christian radio stations may cause a certain number of fender benders this month. Every May, they dust off the song “Give Them Wings” by Mark Harris,…


Raising Kids to Leave

The coupon arrived from the bed and bath store saying, “Campus Bound: 20% off your entire purchase.” I looked at mine and wondered who I should give…