Celebrate the Good Times!

As the school year draws to a close, we’re going to have lots of opportunities to celebrate our children’s successes. Whether it’s sports awards, music awards, academic awards, or even just attendance awards, there’s no limit to the amount of accolades our children...

Making the Most of Open Window Opportunities

Have you ever just blown it with your kids? I have! In fact, I blew it just yesterday… Me, the mom who prays every morning that she won’t miss a single relationship-building opportunity with the kids still living at home, absolutely and totally blew it! In a house...

Who Do You Trust for Parenting Advice?​

Are you confused by all of the parenting advice out there? With so many differing opinions coming at us from online “mommy groups,” infomercials, play group friends, and our own immediate families it can be overwhelming and perplexing to know just how to raise our...

Is Your Passion for the Church Transferrable?​

I love the church!  I love all that it represents. I love that in the body of Christ I can see Jesus so clearly represented. I love that within that body there is so much variety. So many different personalities. So many different gifts. And talents. And...

Parents…We need the wide-angle lens of grace!

Are you feeling like a parenting failure? Do your children’s mistakes loom large, while their successes seem miniscule? Does every day seem like a repeat of the previous day’s letdowns, disappointments, or fiascos? If I’m honest, I’ve had too many episodes of feeling...

Parents… Trusting hard circumstances to produce a soft heart!

Although being a parent can bring incredible joy and thankfulness to our hearts, sometimes being a parent means experiencing times that are just plain hard! It’s hard to watch our children struggle through an illness and find ourselves unable to make them feel better....