Releasing my grip on my almost adult child

Releasing my grip on my almost adult child

My daughter is a “late bloomer” when it comes to driving. Thanks to COVID slowing things down with government agencies, she got a driver’s permit…


The walk that changes everything

The walk that changes everything

The Book of Parenting has so many chapters.  We start the day we find out we are going to be parents thinking of names and planning the nursery. Then…


5 creative ways to point our kids to Jesus

A great way to help bring a child’s faith to life is through fun and creativity. Here are five simple and imaginative ways to point our kids to…


Running into grace

A common misconception about my family is that since both of my grandfathers were evangelists and preachers, everyone in the family must be saints.…


Teaching Kids to Love Their Neighbor

In the middle of a blizzard, our family loaded up a moving truck and relocated to a new home in a new neighborhood in a new city. Bundled in puffy…


Summer traditions: Teaching our children to pray for the world

I would love to travel the world with my kids.  I imagine we’d get lost down colorful alleys, pop into restaurants beckoning us with the smell of…


Simply enjoying your children: A father’s advice for love and joy

“Tell me you are from a small town without saying you are from a small town . . . .” “Tell me you are married without saying that you are married . .…


Struggle well: Fatherhood, love, and grace

Fatherhood is a struggle.  Don’t get me wrong. It is glorious, exhausting, worthwhile, exasperating, a blessing, and painful.  It is all of those…


Surrendering our children to God means surrendering their entitled lives

Surrendering our children to God means surrendering their entitled lives

It was by all accounts an idyllic day.  The sky arching over the ocean was clear, cerulean blue after a week of heavy clouds and drenching afternoon…