The Most Important Book in Our Home
We read to our kids out of books like Berenstain Bears, Dr. Seuss and Thomas the Tank Engine, but do we regularly open God's Word to our children? This common, all-time best seller—the Bible—isn’t just a book; it is a...Read more
Father Knows Best: 4 Surprising Secrets to Raising Kids Who Have an Impact
In light of Father's Day weekend, I wanted to post this article written by my husband of 38 years, Gregory. He's a rare bird in our crazy, mixed-up world; a wholehearted, faith-filled, faithful covenant man who has weathered many storms...Read more
Mommy, when you can’t see beyond the mess…Let ME be your eyes.
After 34 years of parenting, I’ve put on a lot of miles in my journey as a mom. I’m now one of those people you young parents scratch your head and ponder…an empty nester. Yes, I’ve crossed to that mysterious...Read more
Memorial Day in the United States of America
Memorial Day is perpetually in my heart. I’m sobered by the realization that my incredible freedoms have been purchased by the blood of my fellow Americans, and I grieve for those who have been lost defending my glorious liberty. May...Read more
Why Summer ‘School’ is for Every Kid!
Here in the USA the natives are restless in schools across the nation as they wrap up their studies this month and anticipate a lengthy summer break from the monotony of classroom routine. How we define 'school' and 'education' is...Read more
5 Pivotal Truth Bombs to Drop on Your Kids Before They Meet Their ‘Soulmate’
Here in the USA, gittin’ hitched is averaging $25,000 - 30,000 dollars per celebration. Gulp. Great pains are obviously being taken to plan the Big Day, but judging by the dismal outcome of too many of these pricey unions, many...Read more
Building a Strong Foundation in Your Child: the Magic is in the Details
I’m convinced that the fundamental and distinctive characteristics and qualities of an individual - call it their moral and spiritual DNA, is formed by what is taught and trained, ingrained in them day-by-day over years and years. This process creates...Read more
5 Priceless Practices for Your Little Leader-in-the-Making
"It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results."—Warren Buffet Beware the pervasive weak parenting culture where everyone’s tip-toeing around the tulips, afraid of crushing little Johnny and Sally. Adults driven by this misguided philosophy seem unwilling...Read more
Valentine’s Day Blues Gotcha?? Here’s the Cure.
Here we go again. Barely got past Christmas, then the Super Bowl and now… Red. Hearts. Everywhere. Digitized, printed, wrapped, hung and glued on the whole universe: billboards, cards, candies, candles, lingerie, jewelry, steaks, and all that our men can...Read more
Win YOUR day!
Christmas week I woke to this gorgeous view - a frosty winter morning here in Washington State. Every season has so much beauty when we take time to notice; when we decide to be intentional about finding the gold hiding inside our...Read more