Tame the Beast & Trust the Beauty

Can we talk about one of the most important conversations we can have with our teenage daughters? In fact, I believe this one topic can be the most significant one we discuss after salvation. Developing a biblical framework in this one area can radically change every other aspect of our […]

What’s Your WHY? Living Your Priorities this Christmas

Our family calendar for the next few weeks looks basically like a pack of Bic pens blew up. Places we are supposed to be. Practices we are supposed to attend. Parties we are supposed to host. People we are supposed to see. Supposed. That’s such a guilt-inducing word, right? Sort […]

2016 Gift Guide for Teenage Girls

Got a teenage girl on your list? Here are 100+ ideas for what she might like for Christmas. There are all different price points and types of gifts … mostly because every teenage girl I know has different preferences, interests, and tastes. That said, let me start with a recommendation […]

Don’t Forget to Remember {or why you need Thanksgiving traditions}

“Take care lest you forget …” Several times in Deuteronomy the Lord speaks these words to the Israelites. He knew their hearts could easily be distracted from all He had done for them— things like, rescuing them from their bondage in Egypt, splitting the Red Sea, providing them manna and […]

3 Ways to Invest in Your Marriage

I didn’t want to write this post. In fact, I’ve avoided it for longer than I’d care to admit. But here’s the thing, my stomach hurts over this. I have agonized and prayed and wept for hours … because marriage is seriously under attack! Over the past few years, twenty marriages of people […]

A Prayer for My Girl’s Junior Year

We’ve entered a whole new era … I no longer drive my girl to and from school. She has a driver’s license and a vehicle. She’ll pull that little white SUV into an assigned parking place this morning and when she finishes first day of her junior year, she’ll drive […]