To the Mom Whose Kid Didn’t Make the Honor Society

It’s that time of year. The school year is ending and, with that, brings all the accolades and recognition of school-year achievements. Every time I…


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The Day I Gave Up Diet Coke

I love Diet Coke. To be more specific, I love Coke Zero and Diet Dr. Pepper. Not just a little something I enjoy; I mean, I thrive on it. And it…


Teaching Kids How to Pray

Sometimes God gifts parents with moments when we think, maybe I’m doing okay with this parenting thing. Like a few weeks ago when my son, age seven,…


Good News for Bad Parenting Days

Babies cut teeth and kids get sick. All children forget homework assignments or permission slips, and choose to exert their free will in public at…


Teaching Kids to Pray

Teaching your children to pray is a lot like teaching your children to love. If your child came to you one day asking how they could learn to love…


The Importance of Establishing Family Traditions

On Friday night, my kids never ask what’s for dinner or what we are doing. Somewhere along our family’s history, Friday was dubbed Pizza Movie Night.…


Would You Treat Your Dad the Way You Treat God?

In a recent First 15, Craig Denison finished his thoughts on spending time with God by quoting Brennan Manning's book The Furious Longing of God. In…


Real Heroes Don’t Wear Capes

There is a new superhero on television. Supergirl has been a surprise hit this fall, especially with the boys. Most super heroes are masculine and…