Three practical steps to embracing God's plans (and letting go of your own)

“Laney, take your shoes off. Feel the new ground. You have no shoes to fill.”  I knew the Holy Spirit was speaking to the pressure I put on myself to…


Should Christian parents allow their kids to play video games? Navigating virtual worlds as a faithful believer

Video games have emerged as a prominent aspect of contemporary society, captivating billions* of players globally, especially children. Yet, for…


Six Conversations to Have with Your Teen about Sexuality

Six conversations to have with your teen about sexuality

Is there a more difficult hot-button topic for Christian teens today than issues of sexuality? Secular culture has their own version of “good news”:…


The race to claim the next generation of Christians

The race to claim the next generation of Christians

Have you heard the phrase, “The early bird gets the worm”? How about “Early to bed and  early to rise makes a person healthy, wealthy, and wise”? Or…


Talking with your kids about the war in Israel

Talking with your kids about the war in Israel

If you’re like me, you are feeling a plethora of emotions as you watch the news unfold about the war in Israel. I feel overwhelmed as I think about…


How do I talk to my kids about my past?

How do I talk to my kids about my past?

The first time I ever spoke into a microphone was at a ladies tea at my church, and I felt like a contestant on American Idol. This was what I was…


​​What parents need to know about the Fentanyl crisis

​​What parents need to know about the fentanyl crisis

Earlier this year, a sixteen-year-old in Texas took a prescription pain pill and later died. The family soon learned that she’d bought the pill from…


Talking to your kids about the Covenant School shooting

Talking to your kids about the Covenant School shooting

When I was in college in California, countless of my friends went to Borderline to go line dancing. We held sorority events there. We never felt…


Chaos, Community, and Christ

Chaos, Community, and Christ

It’s Sunday night. The ice arena where my ninth grade daughter, Evelyn, spends four days per week feels extra cold tonight. I calculate how much of…