The two most obvious, frequent, and fun elements of the Halloween holiday also tend to capture most of our attention: costumes and candy. Even teenagers (and let’s be honest, adults too) will pull out a mask or don some sort of a costume in order to enjoy a bag full of sweets at the end … Continue reading Parenting through the Sugar Rush of Halloween (or any other holiday)
Do you ever feel like time is flying by? Hopefully, that means you’re having fun. But often I find that it means I’m simply busy! Even as the seasons fly past us, there are times of life that are a new start and times when things are winding down. We are in such a season … Continue reading How do we “finish well” as Paul did?
It is not an easy thing to be a pastor. Don’t believe me? Just look at Scripture, look at your neighbors, and look at yourself. Scripture does not hold back on the declaration that becoming a pastor is a high calling. Pastors are called to be blameless (Titus 1:7). They are warned that “we who teach … Continue reading Show YOUR pastor appreciation today
When tragedy strikes, the ripple effect lasts far beyond what we can see. Multitudes are impacted, from family to co-workers to pastors to neighbors. Pain lingers far beyond the initial crisis moment. The ripples move outward. Every day, somewhere nearby, tragedy is occurring for someone in a very personal and painful way. This may be … Continue reading The aftermath of tragedy
We’ve all seen the child in the grocery store having a meltdown in the cereal aisle. We’ve all heard of teenagers sneaking out at night for a joyride. Even the most mild-mannered child won't always have the perfect manners. And boy, can this behavior be stressful for their parents! Whether your child is two or … Continue reading How do I stop my child from misbehaving?