Faith

Celebrations | Faith

Embracing What’s To Come

I remember being told from day one of parenting, that the years would go by fast. That I should be “numbering my days.” And like all mothers, I accepted the nostalgic platitude, and then went about worrying how I would make it through the next 24 hours—the immediacy... Read More

Faith | Imagine The End

How to Talk About Faith With Your Kids When You Aren’t So Sure Yourself

In the Jewish tradition, when someone is named, it’s believed that the essence of who that person is, is being named and drawn out. It’s why Abram, a name meaning exalted father, is changed to Abraham, meaning a father of a multitude, after God tells him of the... Read More

Character and Values | Faith | Imagine The End

How Kids Can Make the Wise Choice

It was another average weekday. Shortly after arriving home from work, I’m routinely rifling through the pile of papers pulled from my 2nd grader’s backpack. Amidst the assortment of math worksheets, writing assignments and doodles, I see one yellow slip of paper. One glance and dread envelops me.... Read More

Celebrations | Create A Rhythm | Faith

What Easter is About

Easter is about a lot of things. First of all, it’s about Jesus keeping His promises. He told the disciples He would leave and then come back, and when Peter and John and Mary went to the tomb and saw it was empty, and then saw Jesus alive,... Read More

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Cultivating a Prayer Habit

When my son was about three or four years old, we started to prompt him to contribute his own prayer requests as we were getting him settled into bed at night. “Buddy, why don’t you go ahead and talk to God? You can give Him thanks for something... Read More

Faith | Social Life | Widen The Circle

Where I Went When I Needed Parenting Help

If you’ve ever moved across the country with kids you are probably familiar with the word uprooted. Our daughter was going into kindergarten and our son into middle school when we moved from Texas to South Carolina and while it proved to be a great move for all... Read More

Faith | High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End | Middle School (6th-8th)

7 Tips to Help Your Teenager Develop Faith Skills

I grew up as a preacher’s kid. My parents made a couple of things clear: 1. They wanted me to read the Bible. 2. They wanted me to memorize Scripture. So they did what any sensible parents would do to develop those habits in me . . .... Read More

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Passing Down Faith the Maverick Way

As parents, we want to pass on our wisdom, values, and advice to our children, right? Well, there are three simple things I did to make sure my faith, and values, will get handed down to my three daughters. Now, I know that modern blog writing etiquette says... Read More

Character and Values | Faith | Imagine The End

Compelling Your Kids to Serve

There’s a film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s autobiographical novel Little Women that includes a moment when Jo, the heroine, receives criticism from her German professor on her first novel… “It is not written from your heart, it is not written from your soul; when you have courage... Read More

Celebrations | Create A Rhythm | Faith | Family Activities

Don’t Miss the True Story of Christmas

There are certain times in the year that just go by faster than others. Christmas is one of them. There is so much going on from the time we clean up the turkey to when we take down the tree that if we’re not intentional, the big day... Read More