Tag Archives: parenting

Wisdom, Banana Splits, and My Cute Parents


We enjoyed 1991 with big smiles and noteworthy bangs.

Teachable moments.
Character building exercises. 
Family meetings and studying Proverbs. 
Heart-to-hearts over big bowls of cereal. 
Constant heart checks and hard questions. 
Laughter, tears, discipline, and mercy. 
Dinner conversation and studying Philippians.
More love and grace than I could deserve in 10,000 lifetimes. 

That’s what my childhood was made of. 

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Monday Morning Munch No. 161 – Reading Material


The September/October RTM Magazine is all about the Gospel and relationships.

Interactive content includes articles about marriage, parenting, listening, relating to God in a smart phone society, and our desire to fix people.

Find these stories and other helpful resources in the new {free} RTM Magazine.

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A Plea for Parents and Youth Leaders Not to Compromise

a plea for paretns and youth leaders

Let’s start this out by getting one thing straight: I am not an expert in youth ministry.

Furthermore, I am not an expert in parenting, especially since, you know, I don’t have children of my own.

What I do have is my Core Four.


Wow, I love them. (P.S. I’m the one in the stripes, second from the right.)

Five years ago, God called me into youth ministry although, at the time, I had no idea He was doing that. (He is so sneaky sometimes.) All I thought I was doing was fulfilling an internship requirement for my second major (youth and nonprofit leadership) in college and spending a summer with the girls at my church, forming a “program” for them that would a) give them the Gospel and what it means to be a woman according to the One who designed womanhood and b) fulfill the aforementioned class requirements.

God had other plans.

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Dirty Dancing: High School Edition

As a youth leader and someone who deeply, deeply loves the girls God has entrusted to my leadership, I beg you to read this. 

People who should read the following blog:

  • Parents.
  • Youth leaders.
  • Girls.
  • Daughters.
  • Sisters.
  • Brothers.
  • High schoolers.
  • Moms.
  • Dads.
  • Females.
  • Aunts.
  • Uncles.

You get the point.

Parents, I earnestly implore you to read this and fight for the souls of your children.

Dad, Can I Go to the Homecoming Dance?

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Books and coffee, blogs and tea

…these are a few of my favorite things.

And the exceptional ones have to be shared, as is the case with the following blogs. So sit back, grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and fix your eyes on words that will push you to the cross, exercise your mind and make you fall in love with Jesus more.

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