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Raising Kids Who Will Initiate Racial Equality

When my son was three years old, his school introduced him to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He became completely fascinated with Dr. King, so my husband and I walked… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Family Life

The Power of “First Words”

“Sticks and stones my break my bones but words will set the course for my entire life.” That’s not exactly how that phrase goes, but it should be because it’s… Read More

Character and Values | Imagine The End

Growing Knowledge

Every year, two professors from a small college in Wisconsin publish a "Mindset" list to remind us that every freshman has a completely different knowledge base than previous generations. Maybe… Read More

Faith

The Letter I Wrote My Son When I Gave Him His First “Real” Bible

I Gave My Son His First Real Bible Recently, my oldest, at nine and a half, got his first real Bible. One with book names and chapters and verses included. It wasn’t… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Family Life

Your One Best Thing

It’s that time of year. The stale leftover cookies are in the trash and I’m eyeing the tree, wishing it would pack up and walk itself to the basement. I’m… Read More

Family Life | Fight For The Heart

This Is a Weird Parenting Goal, But . . .

Why is it easier to have goals at work than it is at home? Have you ever thought about that before? Most corporate jobs are jam-packed with goals. You have… Read More

Celebrations | Create A Rhythm

20 Memorable Family Christmas Traditions

Traditions are important for families because they provide opportunities to keep your family legacy going. From the simple to the silly to the sentimental, traditions can create meaningful memories. Don’t… Read More
The rewarding work of remembering

Create A Rhythm

The Rewarding Work of Remembering

Call me sentimental, but I’m a big believer in making memories. I’m also a big believer in capturing those memories for later. It’s not that I don’t enjoy living in… Read More
Empathy is tonic

Character and Values | Fight For The Heart

Empathy is Tonic

Spooked My daughter spends most of her free time at the stables where she rides horses. She will happily muck stalls (aka shovel poop), wash horses, and hand pick fungus… Read More

Celebrations | Character and Values | Fight For The Heart

Joy in the Chaos

My son is asking for a car this Christmas. He’s four. He started asking for one months ago. And I— foolishly—thought it would be an idea that waned with time.… Read More