Face the facts and strengthen your faith: 4 lessons learned from Abraham

I’ll never forget that church restroom visit. I was experiencing cold symptoms and wanted to blow my nose before service started. A woman entered…


The Emergence of Family as the Victor

It has been said that time heals all things. As a seventy-year-old father and grandfather, I disagree.  Time alone cannot heal. It cannot heal the…


Either by design or default, many of you are home with your children fulltime and possibly homeschooling to boot.  My husband and I are suddenly…

Parent Beyond COVID-19: A Call to Seize Quarantine Moments

Coronavirus. Quarantine. COVID-19. Shelter-in-place. Essential/non-essential businesses. These are the words that flood our current daily…


When I am tempted to despise the season

I hugged my eight-year-old daughter close as tears streamed down her face. Her sister’s sudden outburst had hurt her feelings, and she needed…


Building Bridges Through Forgiveness

It was a pretty spring day, and my children were playing happily in our driveway. They were pushing each other in their Little Tykes Cozy Coupe and…


Giving Lent Meaning for My Kids

God has been a part of my life for almost as long as I can remember. But Lent wasn’t a significant part of worship in the churches we attended. So, I…


Authenticity Anyone?

The longer I walk this earth and parent and spend time with people, the more I realize how desperately we crave authenticity in our relationships.…


“Monday from Mom”: How I use the Christian Parenting Prayer Journal

I don’t think anyone would argue that, as moms, our goal is to point our children toward the Lord.  When they are little, we sing “Jesus Loves…