‘Tis the Season

Ephesians 2:8-10, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so…


Raising grateful kids: Three ways to practice gratitude

When you google “how to raise grateful kids” a plethora of articles come up. Because isn’t that what we do we need to know something really…


Eyes wide, lights shine: Teaching your kids to see others

There is a saying I yell out the door each day to my kids ...it's “eyes wide, lights shine…”  We said it so much that the carpool lady then started…


Right thinking leads to right living

“I’ll pay anyone twenty dollars to memorize the Lord’s Prayer and Psalm 23.” Our family of six was sitting around the dinner table, having a…


How can Christians cultivate joy in the midst of hardship?

Raise your hand (or give me a raised hand emoji) if you’ve felt like you’ve been fighting the fight to find the joy in this season right now? Just…


Love can restore what Satan knocks down

I think the devil likes dominoes. He likes to create a spark of conflict or annoyance with an acquaintance—the first domino falls—then he throws in…


5 creative ways to point our kids to Jesus

A great way to help bring a child’s faith to life is through fun and creativity. Here are five simple and imaginative ways to point our kids to…


Teaching Kids to Love Their Neighbor

In the middle of a blizzard, our family loaded up a moving truck and relocated to a new home in a new neighborhood in a new city. Bundled in puffy…


Role reversal: The beauty of serving a parent

I’ve observed my mom almost eat glass. She’s been lost around the neighborhood a few times, she’s told me she doesn’t love me anymore, and she drank…