For the parent who feels powerless

While sitting in my car in the pick-up line at school, I was doing what you might guess. I was scrolling through Instagram as I often do while I wait…


Raise the child you have, not the child you want

I have a friend who learned her daughter had cancer after her visit to the pediatrician when she was 2-years-old. Her blood work was off, and this…


Surrendering to God’s call

When God prompted us to adopt Joy three years ago, it came out of the blue—days before our twenty year wedding anniversary. For seven years, I’d…


Five biblical truths to anchor your children's identity in Christ

Five biblical truths to anchor your children's identity in Christ

I couldn’t help but care about what others thought about me. Did I say the right thing? Were my feelings and thoughts in line with what others…


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…


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.…