Authenticity Anyone?

The longer I walk this earth and parent and spend time with people, the more I realize how desperately we crave authenticity in our relationships.…


If Your Teen Has Broken Your Heart

Heartbreak.  Of all the things on my “no fun” list, heartbreak sure takes a top spot.  I was reminded of the intensity of teenage love…


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…


Something worth stewing over

Something Worth Stewing Over

Happy March! I hope you’re thawing out a bit after what seems to have been the eternal polar vortex.  My family is currently enjoying…


God Gave Them Wings

Christian radio stations may cause a certain number of fender benders this month. Every May, they dust off the song “Give Them Wings” by Mark Harris,…


To the Mom Whose Kid Didn’t Make the Honor Society

It’s that time of year. The school year is ending and, with that, brings all the accolades and recognition of school-year achievements. Every time I…


Teaching Kids to Copy the God Stuff

We teach our kids to copy others from the beginning, and that can be a good thing. Modeling behaviors is how they learn to hold a spoon, play with a…


I'm Sorry?

I have a teenage daughter. She loves the Lord, she’s funny, she’s sports obsessed, and she doesn’t take herself too seriously. That being said, she…


Worry-Free Days Ahead

There’s a lot we need to teach our kids to be careful about, but, if we aren’t careful what we say, we might be teaching our kids to worry. And…