Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Hope to see you again—and why that might happen

Do you remember the least favorite of essays you had to write every new school year? “How I spent my summer vacation” or something...

Life on mission

There is little chance that anyone who has chosen to be in a faith-follow relationship with Jesus would not “vote for” living as a...

Stewarding our children

Once, I thought we’d be perfect parents. Then we actually had children. As if to put an exclamation point on our inadequacy, our twin daughters were...

The kids are listening

If you are a parent, you send a lot of “work messages” to your children. They pick things up from what you say and...

Three things not to do

The social media site Pinterest is famous for presenting visions of craft projects designed to look flawless and easy. As a growing collection of...

When prodigal children don’t return

A younger son demands his inheritance, then “sets off for a distant country”—severing himself from his father’s beliefs, values, and spiritual legacy—with no intention of...

Family retreat vs. family vacation

We often talk about the challenges faced when getting caught up in the fast pace of today’s world. It can be hard to find...

Are you obeying Jesus?

How are you doing at making disciples? It was a question I had never been asked. In 35 years of church life, I had...