Back to School Toolkit

Back to School Toolkit

School is starting! Every year August marks the end of summer and beginning of another school year for kids, parents, grandparents, churches, and everyone who’s invested in a child. I’m sharing some important resources I’ve put together over the...
7 Truths When Your Child is a Missionary

7 Truths When Your Child is a Missionary

My family and I recently returned from a mission trip in Monterrey, Mexico, where our daughter, Jenna, is a full time missionary. She went on a mission trip her junior year in high school and spent Christmas Day at an orphanage in Mexico. When I read her senior...
10 Ways You Idolize Your Kids

10 Ways You Idolize Your Kids

“You honor your sons more than me…” 1 Samuel 2:29b God’s word is complete even for parenting in 2018. 1 Samuel shares a principle parents need to hear: Do you honor your children more than God? It’s an eye-opening question. You strive to raise good kids. You want them...
Why Moms Cry at Graduation Time

Why Moms Cry at Graduation Time

I wrote the following article two years ago, the summer before I started writing Fledge. It’s for all you moms who have graduating kids.  I’m the mom of a high school senior. For the third time. Being an experienced parent doesn’t lessen the emotions that...
49 Lessons from 49 Years

49 Lessons from 49 Years

This week I turn 50. Ministry is full right now, so I’ll be concise about 49 significant things I’ve learned in 49 years of life. Here you go. 49 Life Lessons Life is short. As Tim McGraw says, “Life like you were dying.” It’s what I...