the miracle of new life {a message for a baby shower}

This past weekend, I had the privilege of delivering a short message for a baby shower. I decided to share it here as well, in case somebody needs to read it:     Today I want to talk about the miracle of new life. About the wonder of God’s creation.   When I was 23...

why I don’t show my kids their report cards

We don’t show our kids their report cards. (I’ll give you a moment to recover from that potentially shocking news.)     Our three children were homeschooled for five years before they transitioned into a small Christian school. During the first several weeks at their...

summer staycation ideas for families with kids

Many kids count down to the end of the school year, but once summer break begins, some parents begin counting the days until it’s over. Kids love having more free time, but often it helps to have some planned activities to add a bit of structure to their days. Here...

on seeing change as a gift

  I homeschooled my three kids for five years straight. Like any endeavor, it had its pros and cons, but overall, homeschooling fit our family well. Then God opened the door for my kids to attend a small Christian school. In the weeks before their first day, we ambled...

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