Wonder and the Gift of Perspective

Written by: | February 21, 2018

I hate to admit how long it took before I finally read the book Wonder. My two older sons had both read it and loved it, but I wasn’t finding the time to read as much as I would have liked, so it was several months later before I...
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Raising Young Men of Integrity

Written by: | January 10, 2018

Raising young men of integrity can be challenging in today’s culture. Here are 3 Bible verses to pray over your boys and teach them about God’s ways. When God blessed us with three sons, I knew I was in for a wild ride, filled with lots of unknown for...
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3 Ways to Connect with Extended Family This Christmas

Written by: | December 4, 2017

I was blessed to grow up with an extended family who gathered regularly. My mom had five siblings and they have continued to gather for holidays, adding children and grandchildren over the years. Our Christmas gatherings have always been particularly epic, with up to 50 of us celebrating together...
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God’s Awesome, Overwhelming Design of Space

Written by: | September 27, 2017

I’ll never forget those summers at music camp in the Black Hills of South Dakota, laying on the grass in between the cabins, looking at stars you can only see far away from any city. It was the first time I remember really seeing a shooting star, followed by...
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Make Summer Reading Fun for Kids

Written by: | May 10, 2017

Reading is not something that needs to be forced in our house. My boys love to read, but they don’t always make the time for it. During the school year, they read books, but mostly to fulfill reading requirements  and complete book reports. While they often get to choose...
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The Key to Teaching Kids to Respect Leaders

Written by: | January 18, 2017

R-E-S-P-E-C-T No, I won’t sing it for you now (although, if we were in person, I probably would break out into song), but I do want to talk about what respect means to all of us these days. I hear the word respect used a lot. Professional athletes talk...
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