The Sunday Stew: Tomato Basil Soup

In May, Kory and I decided to take the plunge on a massive dietary overhaul called Whole30. We took the Whole30 Challenge between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, and it’s changed our lives. We’ve learned about the connection between what … Continue reading

Why Living In A Rude Culture Is An Opportunity

Recently, I wrote about the trip Kory and I took to Santa Barbara to celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary.While we were there, we had the privilege of spending a Sunday afternoon as “VIPs” at the Dallas Cowboys Training Camp in … 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

When I Say “Never” But God Says “Now”

I suppose I’m a really slow learner. Because I did it again. I said I’d “never” do something. (If you don’t know the “back story” on my gift for bringing things to pass simply by saying “never,” you can read … 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