3 Character qualities that set your kids up for success

3 Character qualities that set your kids up for success

Like most well-intentioned parents, Dave and I have high hopes for our boys.  We want our sons to grow up to be good men, productive, stable, and…


How to guide your family through life’s hard things

Life is full of hard things, with each person’s experiences covering a vast expanse of difficult encounters.  When we are young, hard things often…


Teaching Gratitude

How many moms and dads will be telling their children to lie and say “thank you” when Grandma puts her famous green bean casserole on their plates…


Helping your child with lying

Did you know that honesty and truth telling are part of living a blessed life (Psalm 34:12–13)? But we still lie. Why is that? Often it’s because we…


Eyes wide, lights shine: Teaching your kids to see others

There is a saying I yell out the door each day to my kids ...it's “eyes wide, lights shine…”  We said it so much that the carpool lady then started…


Our true dwelling place: Re-thinking what stability means in parenting

As I look through photos of raising our family on the road, I see nothing normal about it. Nothing screams abnormal like those first couple of years…


Teaching kids about boundaries

Questions parents often ask (or maybe just wonder about):  How do I protect my child from all the “wolves in sheep’s clothing” in this world? How do…


Bitterness, forgiveness, and restoration

People get hurt. People get sad and mad. People get bitter. It happens to adults. It happens to kids. It’s happened to us and it’s happened in our…


Teaching littles: Family devotions with many activities

When I first got pregnant with our oldest child, I started praying that our babies would know how loved they are by my husband and me, but also by…