The Mom of Fall

It is finally fall.  We are past the whole “back-to-school” crazy but haven’t quite hit the “holiday” crazy.  This is my favorite time…


Reflections in the Mirror

April looked intently into the foggy mirror above the bathroom sink. She could not imagine how God could possibly love the person in that…


How to calm your anxious teen (and yourself)

When my kids were younger, I remember being very excited when summer was coming to an end. At that stage of my life, in the trenches of raising…


Practical Help for Parents Raising Teens

Parenting is not for the faint at heart, and parenting teens emphasizes this reality.  If you are in the midst of raising teens, you know…


Have You Talked About It?

A whirlwind of swimming, road trips, sunshine, popsicles, and lazy days, and here we are again . . . talking about backpacks.  While you…


Are Your Kids Sick Of Each Other?

The dog days of summer are upon us. Bedtimes are irrelevant. Kitchen counters are slightly sticky due to left behind snippets of Freezer Pop…


How to Ease the Press for Perfection in Your Parenting

From the moment I held my precious, little firstborn in my arms, I was forever changed. I felt the gush of love and the heavy weight of…


I Surrender All—Even the Play Dates and Chicken Nuggets

“It is out of our surrender that God can begin to use us and bless us.” —A. W. Tozer So my daughter is turning thirty in a few weeks.…


Dads, Let Your Children See You Repent

Like most parents, I can remember the exact moment I found out I was going to be a father: Mother’s Day morning in 2008.  My wife, Suzanne,…