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…


Listen “Up”

“I didn’t hear you.” “But I told you three times.” “You don’t have to yell at me.” “I don’t want to, but you won’t listen.” “I’m busy…


Are They Good Or Are They God’s?

You may have heard, “If you ask the right questions, you will get the right answers.” If you have school-age kids, you are in the middle of some of…


Love is a Gift. Respect is Earned.

Our kids understand they are loved unconditionally. We teach them there is nothing they can say or do that will cause us to stop loving them. That…


When Grief Builds a Church

In the middle of my neighborhood, a chapel sits on approximately thirteen acres of prairie land. This pretty, little, white church is my happy place…


Should teenagers get a summer job?

In 1978 almost seventy-two percent of our teenagers got a summer job. Today, that number is about twenty-eight percent. Different reasons are given…


Janet Denison Shares Parenting Perspective [Video]

Have you ever wanted to get the parenting low-down from someone wise, regular, and fun that can give honest look-back advice? ChristianParenting.org…


How to Help Our Kids Learn from Mistakes

As parents, one of our greatest fears is often that we'll do something to screw up our kids. While my two children are still young, I already wonder…


The Prodigal Returns—to School

It was my first day to teach school and the other teachers had decided it was best if I figured it out myself. I’m not sure they got that right, but…