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Father of grace

A few years ago, I heard a pastor and his son speak at a men’s conference. The son told the story of when he…

Prayer

Pray Like a Pro: Be Like a Helpless Child

If you had to grade your prayer life, what would you give yourself? If there’s room to improve, what can you do? There’s a simple truth, Pastor Mike says, that will bring you one step closer to the prayer life so many of us crave.

Friends & Family

My Kids Are Stressing Me Out! Compilation

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Matt helps us understand and deal with the stress from our kids.

Friends & Family

There’s a Purpose for My Stress?

What if the stress from our kids is actually a good thing?

Friends & Family

How Do I Address the Stress?

When we’re stressed and feel the urge to discipline, rather than react hastily with discipline, Pastor Matt says to respond carefully like this.

Friends & Family

Where’s the Stress Really From?

Think of the stress that our kids have been causing. But think even harder: Where has the stress really been from? What have we been afraid of? What security, rest, and peace have we been wanting?

Friends & Family

Thankful for Stress From My Kids?

Despite the stress of kids, we often talk about how our kids are gifts from God. And they are. But they are also so much more.

Taboo

Sex Ed. Ed. (i.e., How to talk to your kids about sex)

Let me set the scene for you: I was a first-year teacher, straight out of college, freshly married, and getting into the groove of…

Life’s Challenges

Only sleeping

Near the top of the most miserable of all human experiences is to suffer the death of a child. Every parent I know would…

Living My Faith

Hosanna youth choir

Jesus’ disciples had a problem with Jesus’ child followers, and ironically so did his enemies. The crowds of people who welcomed King Jesus to…

Friends & Family

Rock-star parents

The other day a dad thanked me for commanding him to be mediocre. During a recent sermon, I had asked him and all the…

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Being human

When my youngest daughter was born, she came out crying. The doctor said, “It’s a girl!” but my daughter just cried at the sound…