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Moms, you are valuable to Jesus

“Mary … sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations. … ‘Martha, Martha,’ the…

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Stay away from fools

This might seem unchristian to say, but sometimes God wants you to stay away. There are people you know whom God wants you to…

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This little light of mine

A little boy forgot his lines in a Christmas program. His mother was in the front row to prompt him. She gestured and formed…

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What are you ashamed of?

Is there anything that you are ashamed of? Apparently, my oldest daughter could answer that question emphatically. I was parked with our family minivan…

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A father who makes the Lord his trust

“Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust” (Psalm 40:4 ESV). In addition, blessed is the family of the man who makes…

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Convicted yet forgiven

When my boys were younger, I took them to swimming lessons. One day I talked about my church to another mom. She responded, “I…

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Blessings, not burdens

I was at the grocery store with my three kiddos when the cashier scanned the three bottles of wine I was buying for a…

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Laugh a little

Life can be so serious. There’s a lot of important stuff going on, important things we need to be doing, and important matters we…

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A father who broke the rules

I’m a rule keeper. A rule giver. That’s a confession more than a boast.  I reflect on the many rules I laid down for…

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Dear Dad

Dear Dad, I miss you every day. Your prayer rings in my ears: “Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord” (Psalm 130:1)….

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A compassionate Father

There have been bad parents ever since sin grew roots in the Garden of Eden. Parents who get more pleasure from a private vice…

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The faces of Mom and Dad

Picture your parents in your mind’s eye. In all that you see, do you also envision the face of God superimposed over theirs? In…