Easter is greater than Christmas

Easter is greater than Christmas

“Which of your Eids is bigger?” my Muslim friend kindly inquired one lazy afternoon. Her mahogany eyes glistened with curiosity as she waited for my…


The hope of Easter all year long

The hope of Easter all year long

Spring is always such a welcomed season.  The winters can be longer and darker in some areas. As soon as the weather starts to creep out of the…


Simple ways to focus on Christ this Easter

Simple ways to focus on Christ this Easter

Once I heard a youth pastor say that Christmas is like the National Championship and Easter is the Super Bowl of our faith.  I think about that every…


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…


The journey to Easter: Preparing for battle with our hearts, heads, and hands

Easter is on the horizon, but the battle today is real.  If we are committed to parenting through the lens of Christ, then there is a constant fight…


Fun Easter traditions that honor the resurrection

The Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and other holiday traditions are a joy to participate in with our families. However, balancing the true reason behind…


Giving kids hope in hardship

Giving kids hope in hardship

“How has the pandemic affected your kids?” I asked this question to a mom of three children.  Right away she listed some of the meaningful activities…


easter message for parents

An Easter Message for Parents

One of my favorite spots in Israel is a beautiful garden located near the ancient city walls of Jerusalem. We can’t be certain, but we think it…


A Little Bunny and a Lot of Jesus

Explaining the Easter bunny is a lot like explaining Santa. Santa is easy because that was simply the nickname given for St. Nicholas—who is a great…