The Cost of Comfort »

The older I get, the more seemingly comfortable I am with my safe, insulated faith. I think something happens to us as we get older and experience more life. The more life we live, the more we’ve been bruised and banged up. Just last week, I was in a car accident. It was snowing hard […]

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Building a Family Identity »

‘If you can’t share it, you can’t have it.’ This is one of our family mottos and I only have to start the first two words when my kids chime in together to finish it.

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The Gift »

We had run into Target for a birthday card and gallon of milk. It was the weekend after Thanksgiving and I was determined to get in and out quickly to avoid the chaos of Christmas shopping. I attempted to quickly maneuver my cart past the toy section.

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Cultivating Gratitude »

Ever since our kids were little, we’ve put them to bed asking two questions, “Who did you see being kind today?”

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IKEA Is On To Something »

Have you seen the new IKEA Christmas commercial? If not, check it out and have some Kleenex ready. Kids are asked to write two letters – one to Santa and one to their parents.

Brother’s Keeper »

Next month marks five years since our firstborn girl broke into the world on a quiet December evening, turning our lives upside down in the best way possible.

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My Wake Up Call »

Recently, I was in Haiti visiting one of Back2Back’s ministry sites. While I was there, I knew I was balancing many agendas.

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