“I’ll get you now!!!!,” the child screams as he launches forward with his sword. Even if you don’t allow toys that look like weapons, Popsicle sticks start saying, “Bang, bang!,” sandwiches get bitten into gun shapes, and yard sticks become … Continue reading Violence or Valor?
Finish the statement from Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of _______.” Wisdom, right? No! The answer in this chapter is “knowledge.” (“Wisdom” would be the answer in Proverbs 9:10). It is incredible that knowing and … Continue reading The Key to Both Wisdom and Knowledge
In your last job interview, were you asked, “How did you play as a child?” Engineers entering Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are. Why? Caltech found that the new highly-educated engineers were missing something. And it stemmed from the way they played as kids. Continue reading How Play Can Make or Break our Kids’ Futures
So much of life benefits from a simplified approach. But what if I were to tell you that there is one area in which wisdom pleads for you to develop a complexity mindset? What Demands a Complexity Mindset? Our fellow … Continue reading Complexity Mindset (Stops us from wounding others every time)
A couple weeks ago, my three-year-old looked at me with his warm eyes wide and said with sweet deliberation, “My daddy has brown eyes. Like me.” Then he looked into my eyes for a moment and said, “Berry eyes. Like Elijah” Continue reading Berry Eyes
In a world of endless options and limitless needs to be met, sometimes a simple thing like praying for others can seem a bit overwhelming. Where do we even start? How Do We Prayer Well for Others? To me, the … Continue reading Top 2 Ways I Pray for My Friends
Check out this video of job interviews for a Director of Operations Position. It is a must see/must share in respect of the Mom’s we love. Continue reading Interviews for the World’s Toughest Job (Must Share Video for Mother’s Day!!)
As you pass through the lights and glitter of the season, if not you, someone around you is grieving. This season has a way of reminding all of us of what we have lost. Grief should be a welcome part of this season of joy, making the real meaning of the season sweeter. Continue reading When Merry isn’t Possible
As you sit around the table this Thanksgiving, try sharing stories of how God has protected and worked in your lives. Regularly doing this can ground you and your kids like nothing else.
Continue reading Telling Your God Stories Can Change Thanksgiving- and Life
This 5-minute reflection could change the course of your kids’ lives. When honestly done, it will, no doubt, change you. Continue reading 5-Minute Self-Assessment that Could Change Your Kid’s Lives
I was sitting in Sunday School staring down at the new running shoes my mother-in-law had so kindly gotten me early for my birthday thinking how amazing they felt when the thought came into my mind, “This could be the … Continue reading This Could Be My Last Pair of Shoes
How can we as parents, grandparents, and loving adults lead our child to know God for themselves as opposed to leading them to give lip-service to what we believe? How can they learn to stand in awe of Him and yet draw near to Him for themselves? Continue reading How My Kids Can Know God for Themselves
You’re headed to dinner at a house you’ve never been to before, and you just can’t seem to find it. It’s not on the GPS, and you seem to be driving in circles. Only, you aren’t driving, he is. You’re already late and He won’t stop for directions. Before you get too frustrated, take a look at what is really going on here. Continue reading Why Won’t He Ask for Directions?
You love your husband, hands down. Why does He get so angry sometimes- as if you’d punched him in the face? There’s a good chance that something you did communicated disrespect to him. Find out more about what communicates disrespect and what you can do about it. Continue reading 3 Ways to Disrespect Your Husband (And Respectful Alternatives)
Are you really communicating care to your spouse in the one way they want it most? According to the Bible and research, the answer to that question can make or break your marriage. Continue reading Love and Respect Make or Break your Marriage
Want a mess-free way to let your kids finger-paint? Put kids in the bath, mix some color with shaving cream in muffin tins, and, presto! Instant, easy-to-cleanup fun! Supplies: Washable kids paint (I use a 10 pack of Crayola Washable Kids Paints. … Continue reading Easy Clean-up Finger Painting
“Mommy? MOMMY!!!??? My hair wet. My HAIR wet!” Forlorn cries once again came from the bathroom an hour after our 2.5 year old had “gone to bed.” This, his second trip to the bathroom to go pee, had been a … Continue reading I stuck my head in the toilet.
What is it that leaves me feeling empty, disconnected, and alone- even when I find myself rarely physically alone? What takes the spark out of my relationship with my spouse? I dream that my kids will grow up to love … Continue reading Engage Deeply, Embrace Wholly, Delight Lavishly!