Praying psalms over your kids to find an oasis

I love praying Scripture over my children, and I have done it for a long time.  The Lord has given me a specific psalm for each of my children, and…


Where do you turn when you need encouragement?

While our parenting journey changes over time, it never ends. As an empty nester, the heavy lifting certainly is behind me, but I still can find…


Why Engaging Teens with Scripture is Mission-Critical

Parents.  Teens.  Scripture.  In the great mixing bowl of life, these things don’t always seem to blend together very well—or that often. But they…


How to Pray When You’re Feeling Depressed

Five Helpful Words Prayer is hard at the best of times, but it’s hardest during anxious or depressed times. During such seasons, most of us find it…


The (Foreign) Language of Prayer

Our son, Brent, is about to turn thirteen and is officially in the eighth grade.  I don't know if I am more proud of him for who he is becoming or…


Fifty prayers for your teenage daughter – Become your daughter’s prayer warrior

Teenage girls are hungry for comfort and reassurance. When I speak to a group, I hear it in their voices and see it in their eyes, a look of…


World on Fire: A Christian’s Response to 2020

I’ve studied the book of Revelation several times in group settings. While each of these studies has been with different groups, one response has…


In the battle for your mind, 2020 is fighting dirty

It’s a war zone out there. Or, rather, in there. The battle for our thoughts has been ongoing, but 2020 has added firepower that has even this heavy…


The value of humble service

We are living in difficult times.  Global pandemics, economic uncertainty, and racial strife make for a daunting three-headed monster.  Many…