How to help your teen connect with the Bible

As my daughters get older and increasingly independent, I’m more aware than ever that allowing them to take ownership of their faith is critical.…


Routines, rituals, and sleep: How to create safety at home

There are many aspects of the nature and character of God that I appreciate. I revel in his compassion, I am deeply grateful for his mercy, and I am…


Mamas, our kids will be just fine

Since the day my daughter was born, I’ve desperately wanted to keep her safe from the world. Long before she could even walk, I would randomly burst…


Five ways to overcome decision fatigue

If you stop and think about it, you and your family have been under enormous stress since March and faced with daily decisions that seem to have big…


Wow Your Kids with God’s Good News - 4 ways to help your little ones develop a love and passion for what God has done for them

How would your kids react if you told them you were heading out on a trip to Disney World tomorrow? Would that good news thrill them? I’m guessing…


Replacing the idol of perfection in our planning with the Lord’s purposes

It’s easy to fall into one of two extremes when it comes to planning our days as parents. We either plan to the point of becoming crippled and…


How to potty train two kids in four hours

Guys, I know this sounds silly, but sometimes, I truly, deeply in my core, feel like once everyone in my household can go to the bathroom in the…


Messengers of mercy: Teaching hard lessons to our kids

There are so many lessons in life.  Lessons we welcome and lessons we wish to rebuke.  Lessons that we hold dear to our soul and lessons we want to…


Honest inventory

Our lives are messy and full. Most of the time we are operating past a healthy capacity. I have been feeling the fatigue of unhealthy limits lately.…