4 ways kids can show kindness at school

4 ways kids can show kindness at school

Back to school time brings such a buzz of energy! Weekly rhythms and routines are taking shape, kids are excited about all of the things they’re…


Three prayers to pray over your child as they begin a new school year

Three prayers to pray over your child as they begin a new school year

The school year is right around the corner and that can bring a wave of emotions. Whether you’re excited and eager or stressed and anxious about what…


A prayer for the first day of school

A prayer for the first day of school

Embarking on a new school year can bring a swirl of emotions for both kids and parents.  Whether you’re hiding your tears for your little one's first…


What parents should know about senior year

What parents should know about senior year

“This is the beginning of the end.”  I remember thinking this thought the entire summer before my senior year. I was terrified and did not feel ready…


5 things to tell your kids going back to school

5 things to tell your kids going back to school

As adults, we largely get to choose our environments. We can spend our time with people we like, people who help us thrive. Our children, on the…


A college freshman’s advice for parents

A college freshman’s advice for parents

Hi, my name is Blake Jefferson. I just finished my freshman year at the University of Texas at Austin.  I grew up in a small, Christian private…


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…


Widening your family circle through foster care: Five things you need to know

Widening your family circle through foster care: Five things you need to know

“Hey, I hear you’re a foster parent. I’d like to do that one day,” she says eagerly, almost whimsically.  She looks about twenty-six, the same age I…


7 reasons to read Bible stories with your child

7 reasons to read Bible stories with your child

Okay, first, take a deep breath. Seriously. Have you even done that today? I get it. Life is crazy busy. It is nonstop. And if there are kids…