What All Children Want from Their Parents

My kids love to make lists of things they want. Grocery lists, birthday lists, Christmas lists, mom-to-do lists. There is always a need (or a want…


The Quintessential Christian Mom

Everyone has a story of perseverance. We all have a time in our life that we look back on having been glad we made it through.  I look back…


These Are Some Good Times

Trace Adkins has a popular song titled “You’re Gonna Miss This.” It talks about wishing away certain things in life that actually end up being the…


What Jesus Prayed For His “Kids”

The average person has about fifty thousand thoughts each day.  How many of those thoughts are about our kids? And how many of those thoughts do…


Reflections in the Mirror

April looked intently into the foggy mirror above the bathroom sink. She could not imagine how God could possibly love the person in that…


How to Ease the Press for Perfection in Your Parenting

From the moment I held my precious, little firstborn in my arms, I was forever changed. I felt the gush of love and the heavy weight of…


Dads, Let Your Children See You Repent

Like most parents, I can remember the exact moment I found out I was going to be a father: Mother’s Day morning in 2008.  My wife, Suzanne,…


Where Too Little and Too Much Intersect

We’ve had some large storms in Dallas the last few weeks resulting in downed trees and power outages for extended periods of time. You don’t realize…


Super Heroes and Scaredy Squirrels

In my mind, I really do want to be Wonder Woman—the greatest superheroine ever.  As a young girl, I was enamored by Lynda Carter with all……