God Gave Them Wings

Christian radio stations may cause a certain number of fender benders this month. Every May, they dust off the song “Give Them Wings” by Mark Harris,…


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…


I'm Sorry?

I have a teenage daughter. She loves the Lord, she’s funny, she’s sports obsessed, and she doesn’t take herself too seriously. That being said, she…


When Grief Builds a Church

In the middle of my neighborhood, a chapel sits on approximately thirteen acres of prairie land. This pretty, little, white church is my happy place…


Helping Kids Finish the School Year Strong

Spring break is over, and there are still several weeks to go. There are more tests, carpool lines, book reports, and science projects. And the…


Five Lessons Our Kids Can Learn from the Kardashians

For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses himself? Luke 9:25 Kim Kardashian’s newest baby, Chicago, was born via surrogate…


Raising Kids to Leave

The coupon arrived from the bed and bath store saying, “Campus Bound: 20% off your entire purchase.” I looked at mine and wondered who I should give…


Should teenagers get a summer job?

In 1978 almost seventy-two percent of our teenagers got a summer job. Today, that number is about twenty-eight percent. Different reasons are given…


Try These Helpful Parenting Phrases

I’m remembering all the times I crawled in bed and thought, “I should have said something like . . .” It can be difficult at times, to be wise in the…