From Aleppo to Arkansas, Little Boys are Precious

From Aleppo to Arkansas, Little Boys are Precious

Perhaps you’ve seen the picture of Omran Daqneesh, the five-year-old little boy pulled from the rubble and placed into an ambulance, following an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. I stared at the photo for a long time. And I watched the footage – just barely...
13 Words from a Father to His Daughter on Her 13th Birthday

13 Words from a Father to His Daughter on Her 13th Birthday

Ella, you’re amazing! And you’re supposed to stay my little girl forever. You’ve grown up so much already and I’m tearing up in Starbuck’s as I write this just thinking about it. I hope it’s okay with you that this is public. I just...
5 Practices of a Peaceful Home

5 Practices of a Peaceful Home

Guitars sound nice because of stress. Great guitarists know how to turn the tuning pegs just enough that all six strings are in harmony with one another and on key. But too much stress, too much tension, can stretch or break a string. In the same way, every family...
Three Things Kids Need to See In Their Parents

Three Things Kids Need to See In Their Parents

We sometimes think that raising kids well is all about what we tell them. But what is even more important is what we show them. And if you want to do the best you can for the next generation’s sake, you’ll model at least these three traits in your home....
Last Night, 5,000 Children Died

Last Night, 5,000 Children Died

Not in a flood. Not in an earthquake. Not in a wave of tornadoes or a political coups. But from hunger. Hunger. It’s that feeling that gnaws at our bellies in the morning because we haven’t had our cheerios yet. But for millions, hunger is a lifestyle with...

Now Is the Time for Courageous Parents

This is adapted from a sermon based on Judges 13 I really don’t have to belabor the point of how morally confusing these times are, do I? We hear the news. We read the stats. And we know how tough it is to be growing up in this present culture. That’s how...

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