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Lord, give me patience with my kids

My children are grown now, and I often indulge in a fuzzy and hazy sentimental nostalgia for the days when they were all little…

Life’s Challenges

When it’s time to let go

How good are you at letting go? Sometimes, despite my best efforts, I worry about what’s to come. I think we’re all feeling some…

Life’s Challenges

The Corona Survival Guide for Parents

Day 1 Start and end with grace Question: What’s the definition of a hot mess? Answer: Trying to video chat while your three-year-old is…

Friends & Family

Blessing #3—Teaching Us Family Discipleship

Until the coronavirus hit, I couldn’t recall a time that my family ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner together for an entire week. Neither could…

Life’s Challenges

Coronavirus: The marathon you didn’t sign up for

The Corona 5K officially turned into a marathon. I could almost see the finish line of my 14-day, post-Israel self-quarantine when the news dropped….

Living My Faith

Is following God like eating boiled brussels sprouts?

My mother is a good cook, so I enjoyed almost everything she made when I was a kid. But every once in a while…

Life’s Challenges

Worth the pain

Last week lots of people were putting their 2019 recap on social media. When I think of 2019, a C.S. Lewis quote comes to…

Life’s Challenges

Just be a kid

I hope you’ve seen the Hafod Hardware Christmas ad. The two-year-old going through the motions of running a store is a whole different level…

Life’s Challenges

When your dog dies

I got an email the other day from a family grieving the death of their dog. After nearly 15 years of companionship, their beloved…

Life’s Challenges

Who am I?

One day a friend asked me, “Do you ever look in the mirror and not even recognize whose face that is? Do you ever…

Social Issues

Social media, smartphones, and our spiritual health

2007 changed everything. In 2007 Facebook left college campuses and broke out into the rest of the world. In 2007 Twitter became its own…

Friends & Family

Really, Jesus? Hate my father and mother?

The Fourth Commandment expresses God’s timeless will for all families, directing all children everywhere to honor their parents. Jesus himself loved his mom and…