Excellence in Our Work

Our kids are back in school.  And though the summer schedule for some kids is almost as busy as their school year schedule, I think most kids recognize that the big difference is the work.  When the school year starts, the workload is different—now there’s “classwork,” “homework,” and even the work around the home—chores—are probably … [Read more…]

Resource of the Week: Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson

Praying Circles Around Your Children Mark Batterson Mark Batterson shares a perfect blend of biblical yet practical advice that will revolutionize your prayer life by giving you a new vocabulary and a new methodology. You’ll see how prayer is your secret weapon. Through stories of parents just like you, Batterson shares five prayer circles that … [Read more…]

Teaching Your Child to Pray

How young is too young to teach my child to pray?  Why should I teach my child to pray at a young age? These are questions we have all had. We struggle to potty train our children, teach them to feed themselves, sleep in their own bed, and learn to speak. Why should we add … [Read more…]

Real Life Faith Conversations with Your Kids About Death

On August 11th, 2014, the entertainment world was shocked with the death of Robin Williams.  The famous actor’s life was cut tragically short – leaving the world in shock and bringing the depths of inner struggles front and center in national media.  William’s influence, impact, and legacy have been so greatly publicized that this presents … [Read more…]

From My Messy Desk (Volume 2)

“They have come to go!”  When our two children were born, Suzanne and I reminded ourselves of something we had learned and had come to believe when we were young college students…”They have come to go!”  We believed that both Bethany and Jordyn were God’s gift for us to tenderly prepare for their appointed place … [Read more…]

Resource of the Week: Parenting Beyond Your Capacity by Reggie Joiner and Carey Nieuwhof

Parenting Beyond Your Capacity: Connect Your Family to a Wider Community Reggie Joiner and Carey Nieuwhof When parents work in tandem with the faith community to raise their children, they increase their parenting capacity exponentially. Most parents have so many demands on their time that they can’t be the kind of parent they desire to … [Read more…]

Power in Numbers

Ever heard someone say something along the lines of “If I can worship God anywhere, why do I need to go to church?” This same question may pop up in the mind of your child one day (if it hasn’t already!). I remember many occasions from my elementary school days through my college years when … [Read more…]