1. The Good Parent

    Summer break has been going for a bit now and I have suffered some parental growing pains as my teenagers have stretched their wings of independence just a bit more. The summer began with me feeling excited that my children would get some rest from such a busy school year. I had ideas of all of the fun they would have and the things we would also do as a family. It all looked so beautiful in my he…Read More

  2. Be Strong

    "Be brave strong and courageous; seek adventure and truth, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 My wife put this verse up in our son's bedroom. I honestly had never heard it before, but I love it. I am moved by how empowering it is to hear, and know, that God desires for us to live confidently and in the freedom of knowing he loves us. Often our past experiences or…Read More

  3. Facing your fears

    We all have fears.  We all try and manage them to some degree, and some of us are more able to keep them from interfering with our lives while others of us can feel downright crippled. Fear seems to take on this larger-than-life role that has a sole purpose of stopping or preventing what we are about to do when it doesn’t feel safe. This leaves us with a sense of having limited options in terms…Read More