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…


We are not powerless in school shootings

I went to bed last night heartbroken, angry, confused, and, most of all, scared. I’m devastated by the images of terrified students running from…


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…


Living out God’s original plan for family

I believe with all my heart that the first, best community God created was the family.  During creation, on day six he built his masterpiece: humans.…


Seeing ourselves through the eyes of the Father

“For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace” (John 1:18 NIV).  As I sat with a blank document in front of me, having not written in…


A word to parents of college-bound kids

I will be honest—this is a hard one for me to write.  Why? Because it is just a little bit too real life. It is easy to write about seasons past or…


Hope for when honoring your parents is hard

Growing up, I had a good relationship with my parents. Honoring and obeying them came relatively easy. But when I hit adulthood, things got…


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…


Role reversal: The beauty of serving a parent

I’ve observed my mom almost eat glass. She’s been lost around the neighborhood a few times, she’s told me she doesn’t love me anymore, and she drank…