Our ordinary family’s extraordinary foster care journey

This article was original published on November 7, 2016. It’s hard to believe we are approaching eight months of being involved in foster care. It…


Parenting During a Pandemic

It’s interesting to see the wide range of emotions around us as the spread of the coronavirus impacts our daily lives more and more.  For some,…


From Bad Hair to Brokenness: Pointing Our Kids to God

Happy Summer! I hope you’re enjoying some fun-filled summer days with your kids. Please take a minute to read this article (published a few years…


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The Day I Gave Up Diet Coke

I love Diet Coke. To be more specific, I love Coke Zero and Diet Dr. Pepper. Not just a little something I enjoy; I mean, I thrive on it. And it…


Remember When Summer Was Relaxing?

It’s clearly a new day when it comes to planning out our kids’ summer. My memory may fail me, but I can’t remember one time when I overheard my…


Lessons Learned Through Faith and Foster Care

I sat in my kitchen on a stormy morning about a month ago, looking at a precious baby boy sleeping in a bouncy seat on the counter in front of me. In…


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'Please Flush' and Other Obvious Spiritual Reminders

On a recent visit to a large church in Dallas, I noticed this sign in the restroom stall: “Please Flush.” Really? Has it come to that? We actually…