Eight ideas for intentional family time this summer

Eight ideas for intentional family time this summer

As my daughter’s preschool graduation day loomed, I noticed my heart becoming more anxious. The thought of her going to a larger school seemed…


Father’s Day: To be called his children

Father’s Day: To be called his children

This morning, I looked up the origin of Father’s Day and learned something new.  A woman named Sonora Smart Dodd was raised by her father, a civil…


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…


The walk that changes everything

The walk that changes everything

The Book of Parenting has so many chapters.  We start the day we find out we are going to be parents thinking of names and planning the nursery. Then…


What We Really Want for Mother’s Day: More Peace

What we really want for Mother’s Day: More peace!

The news hit me like a ton of bricks, knocking the wind out of me. I was afraid to breathe and afraid to blink, knowing the tears would start…


Can we talk about Prom?

Can we talk about Prom?

Prom. So much hype. So much stress. For boys, girls, and their parents.  Guys these days are expected to create elaborate signs and come up with…


Don’t skip the scary: 3 reasons kids need the whole story of Easter

Don’t skip the scary: 3 reasons kids need the whole story of Easter

Lilies grace each page, and a rainbow sunset paints the sky behind the silhouette of three crosses on a hill. Pictures of Jesus sweating drops of…


Good Friday

Hey Mom, why do they call it Good Friday?

Kids have a lot of questions about Easter. For that matter, so do most of their parents. The Easter story is a tough story to tell kids. I used to…