My problem with answered prayer

My daughter, Faith, was born at twenty-three weeks gestation, weighing only 450 grams. Four grams is less than a pound. She was given no chance of…


Survival by surrender

Most of us possess a natural desire to control our circumstances and the people in our lives, especially when times are tough (like during a global…


Wait in the wilderness: Your promised future is coming

Have you ever prayed that God would reveal something to you?  OK, not just prayed—begged.  Like, you ask and ask and ask and never know exactly how…


Pour out your heart before him

I don’t know about you, but these uncertain times have me anxious. I feel it in my bones, deep within me. My mind often runs on a loop, and I feel…


Five ways to stir up curiosity about faith in our kids

Our kids are curious by design. They are watching, imitating, pushing the boundaries, and constantly asking questions because they have an innate…


Don’t squander sacred moments: 5 daily practices to sweeten your family’s life

Years ago, I commemorated each new year with a planner. I carefully blocked out days and events, like birthdays and holidays, and couldn't wait to…


LEGO’s: The building blocks of faith

I have a confession to make: One of my secret joys is building LEGO sets with my kids. It doesn’t matter what we’re building, I just enjoy the whole…


Why Jesus compares us to sheep (it’s kinda funny)

Raise your hand if you have ever wondered why we are often compared to sheep in the Bible.  Is it because we are cute and cuddly, or is there more to…


How to turn to God when you feel afraid

Our son was still fifteen driving with a learner’s permit, when he nearly hit his first deer. We were driving home from a wedding in Ohio and just…