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In Defense of the Children: Are We Protecting Our Most Vulnerable?

In Defense of the Children: Are We Protecting Our Most Vulnerable?


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The world is on fire.  Our children are being sacrificed on the altar of tolerance. According to WHO, every year in the world there are an estimated 40-50 million abortions. This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day. In the USA, where nearly half of pregnancies are unintended and four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion,Read More

What I Want Them to Remember When I’m Gone

What I Want Them to Remember When I’m Gone


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A few weeks ago, I was making dinner for a family in our church that has been dealing with some undiagnosed health struggles.  My daughter came in to ask what I was doing, and as I explained the situation to her, I thought to myself, “I want them to know this was important to me. Read More

What Blueprint Are You Sketching on the Hearts of Your Kids?

What Blueprint Are You Sketching on the Hearts of Your Kids?


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Guest post by Steve Lambert Former pastor and Publisher of Five in a Row There comes a time in doing pastoral counseling when you run out of answers and you need to stall a moment and ask God for wisdom. Through the years, I had developed a question that would buy me a minute orRead More

Planning a Family Road Trip? 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Hit the Road

Planning a Family Road Trip? 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Hit the Road


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In 2009, our family took our first cross-country road trip. Since then, we have logged almost 70,000 miles together as a family, criss-crossing the United States many times. For our first trip, we purchased a class “C” RV that our daughter found on Craigslist. It was built in 1987 (a good year, since that’s aroundRead More

Do you have sore, tired feet too?

Do you have sore, tired feet too?


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You’ve heard me talk about being *that girl,* the one who spends time and energy pouring in to her marriage, the one who chooses to pursue her husband… that one!  And we’ve been talking on the podcast lately about purposing to strengthen our marriages, and I’m making that commitment too!  This is one way thatRead More

Dear Church: Please Stop Trying to Be Relevant.

Dear Church: Please Stop Trying to Be Relevant.


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I received a message from a woman last week who was desperate to reach her wayward son. “I don’t want to offend him,” she lamented. “I don’t want him to think I’m irrelevant because I believe the Bible.”  She went on to say she was even more confused about how to reach her son because herRead More

Tears in My Crockpot

Tears in My Crockpot


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My morning was hijacked by a FB post. I found out that lead could be leaching from my Crock Pot and contaminating my carefully planned meals.  I couldn’t be sure whether or not said Crock Pot might, in fact, be poisoning my entire family, but I spent most of the morning gripped with fear. SoRead More