Redeem Your Fathering

Redeem Your Fathering

I was crying my eyes out with conviction—deep audible gasps for breath in between agonizing cries of repentance. I had just encountered a truth that…


Fathering like the Father

Fathering like the Father

“You’re a good, good father, it’s who you are…and I’m loved by you, it’s who I am” are the words to Chris Tomlin’s song, Good Good Father. These…


Releasing my grip on my almost adult child

Releasing my grip on my almost adult child

My daughter is a “late bloomer” when it comes to driving. Thanks to COVID slowing things down with government agencies, she got a driver’s permit…


Sibling Rivalry: How to to survive daily conflict

Sibling Rivalry: How to to survive daily conflict

Without notice, a shrieking cry from upstairs fills the house. I brace myself against the kitchen counter waiting to see if the issue will sort…


“What will my children remember?”

“What will my children remember?”

An apple juice box was clutched in my five-year-old hand while the red plastic racecar zoomed across the living room floor.  My dad and I had been…


5 tips for remaining connected to your spouse when life is chaotic

5 tips for remaining connected to your spouse when life is chaotic

I’ll never forget the day I got the call. My dad’s heart had failed.  The left chamber was no longer able to pump blood into his organs. They, too,…


Reach out and reconnect

Reach out and reconnect

My best lessons in friendship came during my loneliest season of friendship.  As a newlywed in a new city, I started at square one. I got invited to…


Living out God’s original plan for family

I believe with all my heart that the first, best community God created was the family.  During creation, on day six he built his masterpiece: humans.…


Connecting to your child’s heart

We were having a few friends over in the afternoon, and I had prepared a tray full of matching teacups, a crystal dish of sugar, and an array of…