3 Great Reasons to Party With Your Kids

3 Great Reasons to Party With Your Kids

You might not believe this, but I'm an introvert at heart. For instance, my idea of a wonderful Friday night is curling up in my favorite place on the couch and getting lost in a good book. Or maybe popping up a humongous bowl of popcorn and watching Wives and Daughters  for the forty-eleventh time with the family. Basically? Quiet and mellow. But our God gives good gifts. And sometimes a few surprising ones. So He gave us a daughter who is the Ultimate Party Planner and I'm telling … [Continue reading]

My Husband is My Real Hero (and I hope he knows it)

My Husband is My Real Hero

The Lone Ranger lives on. No, really he does. I know this because most every weekday our little boys run next door and watch him save the Western Frontier over at Grandpa's house. It's 3:00 in the afternoon and the whole house shakes as they come pounding down the stairs and go flying out the front door. Slam! Slam! Slam! Three boys. Three slams. Without fail. And even though this event takes place nearly each day, it's still a special occasion. The Lone Ranger. Grandpa. And Fruit … [Continue reading]

Purity: Do What’s Right

Savory Thots

*A guest post by our oldest daughter sharing her heart with other young people, taken from her blog, SavoryThots. “So and so” has cheated on her boyfriend this week.  – the TV, radio, and internet regularly report. Even the Bing search engine is always trending some new scandal…and every time I find it disgusting. But those people are pagans! They don’t know any better. Probably true. But what about Christians? Recently, several Christian leaders were publically exposed in … [Continue reading]

Raising Kids Who Walk in the Power of Purity

Raising Kids Who Walk in the Power of Purity

Avert your eyes, Son. His dad started saying it to him from the youngest age - when he was still only a little boy. Might have been an alluring commercial while watching the ballgame. Or a billboard while driving down the highway. A pop-up on the computer screen. As parents, we had purposed to teach him purity from the beginning. And you wouldn't think that would be too tough to do where we live. We're out in the country, somewhere on the outskirts of a small western town. But that … [Continue reading]