Parenting overwhelmed children: Using God’s story to help navigate big emotions

My daughter Sophia is a perfect firstborn. She is thoughtful, attempts to do the right thing, and keeps it "together" to the outside world.  People…


The perfectly imperfect puzzle: Working with what God has given you today

I was laying in bed late one night, and I heard a message come in on my phone. It was from my fourteen-year-old daughter. The gist of it is that she…


The higher the walls the taller the ladders: How to teach a biblical worldview to your elementary-aged kids

The Lord has given me a unique perspective as a mother of three elementary-aged girls. I’ve been teaching high school English and Bible for fourteen…


How to Pray for Your Unborn Child

1) Pray that your child would know he or she is an image bearer of God. Whether you are a brand-new mother or a mother of twelve, it is astonishing…


The only hope in parenting

The only hope for parenting

Our kids don’t always follow the script we’ve written for them. The truth is, in parenting we don't always follow our own scripts. We hope things…


When your calling is quiet: Serving others no matter your season of life

My husband and I settled in for the night and decided we wanted to watch a little something before bed. It had been a long day of work, errands,…


Gift

Gift /ˈɡift/ noun something voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation; a present a notable capacity, talent, or…


The pit, the parenting, and the praise: How to model “counting it all joy”

The pit  The pit is something I know all too well.  The pit is vicious, unforgiving, blinding, and, better yet, crippling.  I will spare you the gory…


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.…