Fulfilling the Great Commission at home

The parting words of Jesus in the gospel of Matthew carry significant weight, “Go and make disciples” (Matt 28:19). This simple command, known as the…


How to make an annual family memory box

Before I had children old enough to even understand what we were doing, a wise momma suggested this idea of keeping a memory box each year. It’s…


Discipling and sowing seeds of faith with toddlers

Trying to do anything intentional with a two-year-old can feel a bit like walking with them on roller skates, pulling them along while they try to…


From a college freshman to a high school freshman: 9 solid pieces of advice

The college domino effect started a few years ago in our house. With five kids, we knew it loomed on the horizon since the days when they were little…


Should I send my kid to private school?

Choosing which type of formal education for our children hasn’t been easy. As a teacher, the cons of the different systems have typically spoken the…


Why should I homeschool?

When others hear that we chose to switch from public school to homeschooling pre-COVID-19 (literally months before), I receive lots of questions.…


Why I chose to put my kids in public school

Months before we got married and years before we became parents, my husband and I sat down and discussed where we would send our hypothetical…


Schooling options: Preferences rather than requirements

I sat in a student missions training seminar about 6 months ago. What we were facing that week consisted of sleeping on floors, engaging refugee…


The language of play—A powerful way to connect with your kids

Mom, will you play with me?  Pause.  Something happens when we become adults. We start to think about education, food, paying the bills, serving, and…