Discipling and sowing seeds of faith with toddlers

Trying to do anything intentional with a two-year-old can feel a bit like walking with them on roller skates, pulling them along while they try to…


Helping our kids walk through painful anniversaries

It was August of 2018 that our four-year-old daughter was diagnosed with kidney cancer, had surgery, and began her treatment protocol. Even though…


Guiding our daughter through hills and valleys

The October afternoon hovered near triple digits in Southern California. I stood near my wife at the base of Poop Out Hill, the second of three…


Resolved to be a godly parent: New resolves for a new year

There’s a saying that goes, “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”  I like this thought and appreciate the built-in opportunity…


Changed by our children: God’s plans in our parenting

So much of our efforts as parents go towards supporting and helping our children. From the moment they are born, we work tirelessly to help them…


Emotions: How parenting can cause a heart change

I think one of the most annoying parts of parenting is when you are disciplining a kid, and you know that it’s something you are personally terrible…


3 keys to parenting with Jesus

I was not natural at parenting. While other teen girls were babysitting, I was busy with worldly things. No mama in her right mind would trust me…


Learning to drive: Trusting God’s plan for our kids

I went back and forth trying to decide if this article was about my daughter learning to drive or me learning how to be her passenger.  Looking over…


Why our family celebrates Advent

A friend said that her 6-year-old son came home from school and asked, “Does our family believe in Santa?” She knew it wasn’t wrong for her child to…