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…


A glimpse into life after COVID-19

How might life after COVID-19 look?  I could speculate. I could research and provide countless references linked to the trajectory of future…


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…


What is Your Posture During a Crisis?

Like everyone else in the world, I’ve been holed up with my family for more than a month. For kicks, my teens and tweens started listing phrases…


The Emergence of Family as the Victor

It has been said that time heals all things. As a seventy-year-old father and grandfather, I disagree.  Time alone cannot heal. It cannot heal the…


Counseling Conversations | Parenting in a Pandemic

Just as much as we are processing all that is going on in the world, they are processing too. Here’s the question, how can I help my kids process…


Either by design or default, many of you are home with your children fulltime and possibly homeschooling to boot.  My husband and I are suddenly…

When I am tempted to despise the season

I hugged my eight-year-old daughter close as tears streamed down her face. Her sister’s sudden outburst had hurt her feelings, and she needed…


Building Bridges Through Forgiveness

It was a pretty spring day, and my children were playing happily in our driveway. They were pushing each other in their Little Tykes Cozy Coupe and…