Moms, Dads, and Grads Gift Guide

Moms, Dads, and Grads Gift Guide

A gift guide for those searching for the perfect gifts to celebrate the special moms, dads, and grads in your life. We are so excited about our…


You don’t have to be blooming to be growing

Twenty-one years ago, my husband, Troy, and I welcomed our first son into the world. Two years later, I gave birth to another boy. And again two…


Twenty Things the Parents of Mentally Strong Kids Never Do

Twenty Things the Parents of Mentally Strong Kids Never Do

If you love your child (and we’re sure you do) and want them to be successful, happy, and healthy, then it is imperative that you pay attention to…


Six Conversations to Have with Your Teen about Sexuality

Six conversations to have with your teen about sexuality

Is there a more difficult hot-button topic for Christian teens today than issues of sexuality? Secular culture has their own version of “good news”:…


God who prepares a home for us

God who prepares a home for us

The topic of home brings me great delight and more than a bit of angst.  I believe we are designed to long for a home—a safe place, a shelter from…


Finding freedom from hurry

Finding freedom from hurry

The words were so full of the grace I craved, I nearly wept. I’d been reading Rowan Williams’ Where God Happens: Discovering Christ in One Another,…


Tips for partnering with your child’s teacher

Tips for partnering with your child’s teacher

As a Christian parent, I believe all God’s children deserve a quality education. Not just my own three children (now grown!), but also my two…


Choosing gratitude

Choosing gratitude

“Ok, let’s all say what we’re grateful for,” my dad smiles in delight. It’s Thanksgiving Day, and we’re continuing our annual tradition. We slowly…


Parent Differently: Raise kids with biblical character that changes culture

Parent Differently: Raise kids with biblical character that changes culture

Is character really a big deal? For your children to develop biblical character, you need to pay attention to and address what they believe. I’ve…