Time is part of our mortality: 3 ways to make the minutes slow down

Maybe it’s because this is my final year of teaching, so my last class is graduating soon. Maybe it’s because my oldest just turned ten. Regardless,…


Pointing your preschooler to Jesus

I never really thought about it when my wife and I decided to have kids, but within that decision, we were essentially signing up to become teachers,…


Today we say the long goodbye. . . again

Have you ever lost a child?  The pain, the grief, the disbelief of losing a child is something most of us have no desire to imagine. Even the thought…


Resting in the Father in a time of an ever-changing landscape

Navigating life through a pandemic has felt a little like walking through a proverbial minefield. And doing it as a mom who works to be intentional…


Confident parenting: Barefoot before the perfect Father

“Didn’t you know? We live like animals around here,” I said, a bit embarrassed.  The other mom’s face lit up, “Oh, we don’t have screens, either,”…


Women at the well: Seeking living water

I recently read this anonymous quote on social media: “The woman at the well was divorced five times and Jesus still used her. Don’t let people count…


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…


A Tale of Two Brothers

Have you ever heard of Edwin Thomas, a master of the stage? During the latter half of the 1800s, this small man with the huge voice had few rivals.…


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…