5 tips for remaining connected to your spouse when life is chaotic

5 tips for remaining connected to your spouse when life is chaotic

I’ll never forget the day I got the call. My dad’s heart had failed.  The left chamber was no longer able to pump blood into his organs. They, too,…


Don’t skip the scary: 3 reasons kids need the whole story of Easter

Don’t skip the scary: 3 reasons kids need the whole story of Easter

Lilies grace each page, and a rainbow sunset paints the sky behind the silhouette of three crosses on a hill. Pictures of Jesus sweating drops of…


Good Friday

Hey Mom, why do they call it Good Friday?

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…


How Jesus meets us in distraction

I took a deep breath as we got in the car. We did it. We managed to get all five children in the car to go to church, and we are only going to be 5…


Fulfilling the Great Commission at home

The parting words of Jesus in the gospel of Matthew carry significant weight, “Go and make disciples” (Matt 28:19). This simple command, known as the…


Why I don’t tell my kids to be nice

Crunch crunch, smack. Like nails on a chalkboard, I could hear the open-mouthed chewing of one of my children from across the room.  Chew with your…


Seeing ourselves through the eyes of the Father

“For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace” (John 1:18 NIV).  As I sat with a blank document in front of me, having not written in…


3 keys to parenting with Jesus

I was not natural at parenting. While other teen girls were babysitting, I was busy with worldly things. No mama in her right mind would trust me…


Tis the season for joy

Every parent has hopes and dreams for their child.  Years ago, my husband and I attended an event at our child’s school, and something the speaker…