The perfectly imperfect puzzle: Working with what God has given you today

I was laying in bed late one night, and I heard a message come in on my phone. It was from my fourteen-year-old daughter. The gist of it is that she…


The higher the walls the taller the ladders: How to teach a biblical worldview to your elementary-aged kids

The Lord has given me a unique perspective as a mother of three elementary-aged girls. I’ve been teaching high school English and Bible for fourteen…


How to Pray for Your Unborn Child

1) Pray that your child would know he or she is an image bearer of God. Whether you are a brand-new mother or a mother of twelve, it is astonishing…


Three things your kids need today

I’ve been counseling children and families for 28 years. In the last decade, I’ve never seen anything soar like the rates of anxiety among kids. As…


Can you hear me now? Teaching your kids to hear the voice of God

Several years ago, my little family was in the middle of a move with four kids, a dog—who thought she was one of the kids—a hamster, and a few…


How to Teach Our Children to Stand Against Racial Injustice

I learned long ago to turn off my phone at night. Teenagers and I seem to live in different time zones, something I discovered during my many years…


‘Meet them with Jesus’: Responding Biblically to Our Kids’ Problems

When people ask me what’s the best parenting advice I’ve been given, I never know what to say because I have the amazing privilege of hearing so…


These Are Some Good Times

Trace Adkins has a popular song titled “You’re Gonna Miss This.” It talks about wishing away certain things in life that actually end up being the…


Dear August Mom,

I feel you. It happens to all of us at least once or twice over the years. There are plenty of feel-good summer articles flooding our social media,…