The Value of Imperfect Parents 

My first year as a second grade teacher, I taught an adorable little boy. He was quiet, didn’t have a lot of friends and seemed very nervous about…


A Chocolate Covered Easter

Do you worry about the Easter sermons in big church? The Palm Sunday sermon is usually a tough one to sit through with a four- or five-year-old. The…


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'Please Flush' and Other Obvious Spiritual Reminders

On a recent visit to a large church in Dallas, I noticed this sign in the restroom stall: “Please Flush.” Really? Has it come to that? We actually…


Let Kids Be Kids

My neighbor’s tulips were beautiful and in bloom. I drove past them and enjoyed the beautiful flowers, but quickly realized that it’s still February…


When Your Family Needs a 'Come to Jesus' Meeting

 We used to call the family discussions, “Come to Jesus meetings.” I can’t say that we always looked forward to these times, but we were grateful…


The Truth About Consequences

When God created your children, He gave them life, breath, a soul, and a free will. No amount of parenting can remove your child’s God-given freedom…


What to Teach About Satan

I remember seeing The Omen when I was in college. My theologian fiancé had to write a paper about the biblical position of the movie and asked me to…