Can you hear me now? Teaching your kids to hear the voice of God

Several years ago, my little family was in the middle of a move with four kids, a dog—who thought she was one of the kids—a hamster, and a few…


How to teach our children to soar

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces…


I like you

Growing up, I heard many sermons on Jesus’s baptism.  I imagined him coming out of the water (in slow motion) with a dove descending, the heaven’s…


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…