Why We’re Not Playing Sports This Fall

Several months ago, Kory and I sat across the table from one another cross-eyed. We were beginning to plan for a new school year and realized for the first time how crazy it would be. Our oldest would be entering … Continue reading

The Sunday Stew: Kory’s Halloween Chili

Ok. It’s confession time. I’m a pastor’s wife. And I love Halloween. In fact, my whole family (including the pastor) loves Halloween. On October 1 every year, the pumpkins, the fall foliage, and the Halloween tree and village come out … Continue reading

Are You Missing Your Child’s “Now”?

Have you ever thought about your child’s “now”? I didn’t even know what a “now” was until about five years ago when the Headmaster of the school our children used to attend spoke about it during parent orientation. He said … Continue reading

What I Learned About Parenting On The Hiking Trail

When our oldest was two, Kory and I set out on our first big vacation without her. A ten-day trip to Hawaii, visiting the islands of Oahu, Maui, and Kauai. We loved each leg of our adventure, but we were … Continue reading

Why Won’t My Boys Follow Their Sister’s Lead?

Have you ever wondered how to enlist your oldest children to help with the needs of their younger siblings without causing an episode of sibling conflict in the process? I have. You see, we have three kids. Our oldest, a … Continue reading

Why Conquering Fear Is A Bit Like Groundhog Day

This time last year, I wrote a post about the incredible transformation we were seeing in our oldest son as a result of scripture memorization. He was fearful. About a lot of things. And we were working with him to … Continue reading

I Love My Kids But I Want To Vacation Without Them

I didn’t realize it had been too long since Kory and I traveled alone, until we kissed the precious cheeks of our three kids, said goodbye, and walked out the door without them on August 6. It was the day … Continue reading

Six Conversation Starters For Family Mealtime

School is back in session. And if you read my back-to-school post, then you know how I feel about it. It’s a mixed bag. For our family, a new school year brings a whole host of exciting things. My kids … Continue reading