June 12, 2020

Every company, church, school, and non-profit drifts from their intended purpose. We draw up mission statements to keep us on track. These values serve as a grid for decision-making. They guard us. Families drift too. We get busy, we fall into trends, we compare oursel...

I have witnessed paralyzing fear build walls between parents and kids. My guess is that if any adult sat down with a piece of paper and a pen, they could make a long list of what keeps them on the edge of anxiety regarding their kids. We are a society of fear. Don't al...

Humility is an underrated character trait. We are a defensive bunch! It's difficult to let go of our pride and say we are sorry. But the result is profound! Our kids desperately need examples of adults who can admit when they are wrong. Here are a few thoughts for you....

Here we go parents! Session #3 will normalize your life! Every parent of teenagers is facing this. The push and pull with your kids is challenging, but to be expected. Here are a few simple thoughts for you as you do the day in and day out. Lord knows you need some enc...

This is a confession. It’s not a deep dark secret. It’s not steamy or shocking. But oddly, what I have to share nags on me as if I were breaking the law. Sometimes we have to stop and ask ourselves why we are experiencing guilt over something not guilt-worthy.


Here it...

April 29, 2020

Conflict is a part of life. Knowing we will all experience it, we must be equipped to navigate these heated conversations with skill. Communication is not just about speaking up and using our words, but delivering our words well. The rise of emotion will often sabotage...

April 23, 2020

This first point in my mini-video series is foundational. This is the perspective we forget easily. Please forward this to those parents who may be discouraged in the long haul of raising teenagers!

April 21, 2020

Oh the teenager years!! Middle school happens parents trip right into a 7 year tail-spin. It's a long haul folks, but well worth it! All the books, schedules, plans, and systems we put in place with our babies and toddlers go out the door when they hit stage 5 of Eriks...

April 10, 2020

At the end of every year the church calendar takes us from Advent into Lent. We celebrate the birth of a child who would suffer death to save the world from sin. We are in the last week of Lent right now, Holy Week. Giving up chocolate, coffee, sugar, or wine seems too...

March 26, 2020

 I keep looking out the window at the wrens, robins, chickadees, and blue birds. Darting about everywhere; they are busy this morning. These little creatures have no idea about the crisis going on across the globe. Their lives consist of finding seeds and scraps to fee...

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