A Great Goal for the New Year

Imagine your daughter refusing to open a Christmas present you lovingly selected and purchased at great cost. It's wrapped in plain brown paper, so she is drawn to the more festive packages. Now she is distracted, snap chatting her gadgets and new clothes to her friends. Later, when she needs wisdom or struggles with sin, you … Continue reading A Great Goal for the New Year

A Few Verses that Shaped Our Parenting

On Palm Sunday we were blessed to watch as our youngest child - Cynthia, age 20 - was baptized. Before church, I pondered the 33-year parenting journey Joe and I have traveled with our seven children, and I gave thanks to God for his incredible truths that offered us guidance and strength. I share them … Continue reading A Few Verses that Shaped Our Parenting

How to Pray for the President

Some Christians believe God is finally back in the White House. For them, Mike Pence, a right-leaning SCOTUS, and pro-life/pro-guns/America First values represent the presence of God and the restoration of righteousness. These folks rejoice over President Trump and pray that God's hand will guide his leadership. Other Christians believe the Devil is in the … Continue reading How to Pray for the President

Self on a Shelf: Challenge #1

In order to start dreaming again, you’ll need a place to write down those dreams. So a priority for this week is to purchase a self-care journal, preferably something that’s beautiful and inspiring. If affordability is a problem, check out the dollar store or just purchase a colorful spiral notebook. This journal will be a … Continue reading Self on a Shelf: Challenge #1