The power of music and worship for children

The power of music and worship for children

I believe in the power of music. Practically nothing else is as sticky and powerful as a melody. It enables us to jump back in time to a memory that…


Releasing my grip on my almost adult child

Releasing my grip on my almost adult child

My daughter is a “late bloomer” when it comes to driving. Thanks to COVID slowing things down with government agencies, she got a driver’s permit…


“What will my children remember?”

“What will my children remember?”

An apple juice box was clutched in my five-year-old hand while the red plastic racecar zoomed across the living room floor.  My dad and I had been…


The walk that changes everything

The walk that changes everything

The Book of Parenting has so many chapters.  We start the day we find out we are going to be parents thinking of names and planning the nursery. Then…


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…