God Created Your Child to Imagine

Why did God give us imaginations? We were made in his image. A fun day at the zoo is a window into the amazing imagination of God. What was God…


Called to Coach

A coach will impact more people in one year than the average person will in an entire lifetime. ~Billy Graham From my earliest years, all I wanted to…


The Stress Test for Test Stress

The debate continues. Is standardized testing a good idea? Does a standardized test prove your child’s ability to succeed in the future or just…


Lessons Learned Through Faith and Foster Care

I sat in my kitchen on a stormy morning about a month ago, looking at a precious baby boy sleeping in a bouncy seat on the counter in front of me. In…


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…