Welcome Home: Choosing our Firm Foundation

 After 40 years of wilderness wandering the Israelites had finally entered the Promised Land.  Before his death- and before he dismissed them to their inheritance- Joshua gathered the people and reminded them of their great history.  He spoke of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the crossing of the Red Sea and of Jericho.  He then exclaimed,Continue reading “Welcome Home: Choosing our Firm Foundation”

Welcome Home: Intro

I love those passages in Scripture that leave me thinking, Man…what a bold, gusty, down right studly move!  Whether it’s Shadrach, Mechach and Abednego refusing to bow when the music played, Jesus making a whip to drive out the money-changers, or Paul continuing to preach the gospel despite receiving beating after beating, these are theContinue reading “Welcome Home: Intro”

Unpopular: Male and Female He Created Them

“Did God really say?”  Oh, those four dreadful words; the catalyst for the fall of man and the demise of our society today.  After all, isn’t that how all deception begins- with the questioning of the word of God?  It seems our rebellious hearts just can’t accept that God meant what He said.  We haveContinue reading “Unpopular: Male and Female He Created Them”

5 Emotion Coaching Strategies for Parents

Under normal circumstances, parenting provides a plethora of opportunities for growth- both on our children’s part as well as our own.  Under Covid 19 circumstances, those opportunities multiply by about 100.  However, often the word “opportunity” is not the word that comes to mind in the midst of frustration and aggravation.  If you have foundContinue reading “5 Emotion Coaching Strategies for Parents”

Mission Minded Parenting

To say there’s a lot of scary stuff happening in the world today would be a massive understatement.  Especially if you’re a parent.  Be honest, how many times in the last week alone have you had the thought, “I can’t believe this is the world my child is being raised in.”  We fear for theirContinue reading “Mission Minded Parenting”

Grace in the Good Work of Parenting

There’s nothing like parenting to stretch the bounds of one’s patience, love, and in general, emotional control. My husband and I were blessed with two children, one boy and one girl.  And while we love them equally beyond words, one of them has definitely tested these bounds more than the other.  In fact, when IContinue reading “Grace in the Good Work of Parenting”

5 Tips for Co-Working With Your Spouse

Over the last few weeks families across the country have experienced a tremendous amount of change in their daily routines.  With schools closed and parents now working from home this has created quite a bit of, uh, together time. And while this is a tremendous opportunity for families to experience a renewed sense of connection,Continue reading “5 Tips for Co-Working With Your Spouse”

Love and Mirrors

In light of tomorrow being Valentine’s Day, I thought it would only be appropriate to write about the topic of love.  Now, before you roll your eyes or close the window on your screen, you should know that this is going to be a pretty brutal post.  And for that you have Michael Jackson toContinue reading “Love and Mirrors”