What Jesus Prayed For His “Kids”

The average person has about fifty thousand thoughts each day.  How many of those thoughts are about our kids? And how many of those thoughts do…


All Kids will Face a Goliath or Two

It’s our “parental instinct” to jump in between angry giants and our kids. After all, isn’t it our job to protect them from danger? That answer is…


Raising Kids to Leave

The coupon arrived from the bed and bath store saying, “Campus Bound: 20% off your entire purchase.” I looked at mine and wondered who I should give…


Helping Kids Learn to Handle Anger

Everybody gets mad sometimes, and kids are no exception. Anger is natural, but learning how to handle anger will mean stepping away from what is…


Raising Patriots

Our kids are hearing a lot of rhetoric these days on the news, in school, around the dinner table, and even in church. Kids tend to believe what they…


Groundbreaking Pilot's Advice for Dads

Karen Borta, the CBS anchor, said, “I need a piece of paper. I have to write that down.” CBS had just finished airing a segment about Lou Freeman, a…


Free Fun for the Summer Budget

The kids are HOME!  The electric bill has doubled, the grocery bill has tripled, and the noise level is . . . okay, you get the picture. The summer…


What should kids know about Memorial Day?

Kids probably think Memorial Day is about a day of vacation, barbeques, parades, and the chance to hang the flag out on the front porch. Parents tend…


Should teenagers get a summer job?

In 1978 almost seventy-two percent of our teenagers got a summer job. Today, that number is about twenty-eight percent. Different reasons are given…