Five ways to actually get God’s word into your heart

Reading the Bible can be intimidating. Sometimes I feel like I’m reading words that go in one eye and out the other. And at church, the words of the…


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…


5 creative ways to point our kids to Jesus

A great way to help bring a child’s faith to life is through fun and creativity. Here are five simple and imaginative ways to point our kids 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 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…


Got kids in sports? Here’s how to guard your witness

Booing. Shouting. Finger-pointing. Adults getting up in one another’s faces, arguing against a call.  All this I have seen—in an elementary school…


Seven ways children react to grief

One of the hardest things after my husband died was not only dealing with my grief but also watching my children try to grapple with theirs.  My…


Summer traditions: Teaching our children to pray for the world

I would love to travel the world with my kids.  I imagine we’d get lost down colorful alleys, pop into restaurants beckoning us with the smell of…