Teaching Kids How to Pray

Sometimes God gifts parents with moments when we think, maybe I’m doing okay with this parenting thing. Like a few weeks ago when my son, age seven,…


Grace for the New Mom

 I don’t even know where to begin. The past six weeks have been one beautiful, miraculous mess. Wesley Noah is here, and he has turned our worlds…


Teaching Kids to Pray

Teaching your children to pray is a lot like teaching your children to love. If your child came to you one day asking how they could learn to love…


Politics and Parenting

I saw a video of a three-year-old holding his growling dinosaur. When he was asked the name of his toy he responded with, “Donal Twump.” Our kids are…


Encourage Your Child to Do Hard Things

Independence is budding at my house like the bright, yellow jonquils in the front yard. I have a toddler and a tween. Both ages are often…


Would You Treat Your Dad the Way You Treat God?

In a recent First 15, Craig Denison finished his thoughts on spending time with God by quoting Brennan Manning's book The Furious Longing of God. In…