Unpacking the Consequences of Anger

I’ll never forget the moment when I realized I was an angry person – and more specifically, an angry mom. My mind’s eye can still envision my four-year-old daughter standing Continue Reading →

How to Raise Kids Who Care About World Missions

“…And Christ’s great kingdom shall come to earth, the kingdom of love and light.” We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations is a hymn I grew up on. We Continue Reading →

21 Things I Love About Fostering

We’ve been fostering children for two years now, during which time we’ve had eight children in our home as long-term placements, plus over a dozen more for shorter “respite” stays. I’ve been Continue Reading →

Praying the Scriptures: Prayers for Retirement ~ Grace & Truth (Week 46)

Though full-time employment eventually comes to an end, there’s no such thing as retirement when it comes to the Christian life. The Bible is replete with examples of elderly men Continue Reading →

Praying the Scriptures: Prayers for Relationships

If you’re like me, you’ve never given much thought to praying the Scriptures over your relationships. Whether it’s an easy relationship, where the conversation flows, honest and filter-free, warmth abounds, and Continue Reading →

Praying the Scriptures: Prayers for Your Ministry

Here’s a critical truth for Christ-followers: if we’re alive, it’s for the purpose of fruitful labor (Philippians 1:22). In a word, we’re here for work. When we offer Him our five-loaves-and-two-fish Continue Reading →