When Your World Crashes In

When Your World Crashes In

We were at a movie theater when a phone call changed the trajectory of our evening. One of those phone calls when the world seems to crash in around you, and the only choice you have at the moment is to sink or swim. Have you received those phone calls, the...
10 Ways Parents Sin by Idolizing Children

10 Ways Parents Sin by Idolizing Children

“You honor your sons more than me…” 1 Samuel 2:29b God’s word is complete for parenting. Even in 2022. 1 Samuel shares a principle parents of teens need to hear: Do you honor your children more than God? It’s an eye-opening question. You strive to raise good kids. You...
5 Tips for Busy Moms in the Fledging Years

5 Tips for Busy Moms in the Fledging Years

I fell into bed at night, feeling like my head was pinned against a wall and there was no way out. The next day would be the same—up at 5:30 am, get the babysitter, get the kids to school, teach high schoolers, rush to a volleyball game, help kids with homework, get...
The Kindness Wall

The Kindness Wall

      “Mrs.  Yoder, you have tears in your eyes,” my 4th grade students said.         “Yes, they are happy tears,” I said. “You guys made my heart happy” and I made a little symbol with my hands over my heart.         “You...

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