As They Leave the Nest

We have a swallow’s nest above our backyard garage door. Yes, a newbie homeowner mistake, for sure. We should have torn it down the second they started building! The droppings are horrible and having birds dive-bombing around our heads when we try to go out the back door makes us wish we had fought harder... Continue Reading →

Gentleness Amid the Germs

I’m not sure what your home has been looking like these last few weeks, but ours is starting to get a bit restless. Not restless to necessarily “do more” but restless in the sense of being more easily annoyed and more easily frustrated. Buttons are pushed a little bit quicker, comments come out a little... Continue Reading →

Parenting Like our Father

"You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand supported me, and your gentleness made me great."  Psalm 18:35 David said these words about and to the Lord, and they should be words we echo in praise, as well. By means of application, we should also pray that we are found faithful... Continue Reading →

Parenting with Three Goals in Mind

These coming weeks, many of us will see a lot more of our children than we normally do as the Coronavirus makes its way through the United States, closing schools for weeks (or more!). Acts 20 has some wonderful encouragements for parents that come to us through the pen of Paul and the mouth of... Continue Reading →

Not an Event but a Process

Last week we looked at the reality that we can’t take our kids where we have not first gone ourselves. We can’t expect from them what we are not pursuing and modeling with our own lives. But there is another caution I would add…another encouragement I want to share. When our kids do begin to... Continue Reading →

Mothering Madness

March Madness is just around the corner. It’s one of the only times I watch basketball and I love it. The basketball is not only fast-paced and exciting, but the upsets are crazy! There is a reason it’s called “madness” and, in this case, the madness makes it fun! 🙂  I couldn’t help but think... Continue Reading →

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