Christmas and New Years parties are something that I look forward to every year. I’m guessing the same is true for most of you reading this. Being with family and friends to celebrate the commencement of a new year is … Continue reading DOES YOUR FAMILY HAVE SPIRITUAL GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR?
When I was a kid, I loved baseball and collecting all things baseball. Like many boys, I dreamed about what it would be like to play in the big leagues. I wasn’t a great player myself, but I worked hard … Continue reading Coaching Your Kids (and yourself) Through Disappointment
Advent You’ve probably heard the word “advent” but do you know what it means? The word comes from the Latin “adventus” and literally means “coming.” Christians refer to the first and second advent’s or “first and second comings” often in … Continue reading Dear Christian Family: DON’T MISS ADVENT!
Real vs Virtual It was a typical Friday date morning for Amy and I. We went over to Sunny Street Restaurant in the Arnold Commons and walked in to be seated. I just happened to glance over and see an … Continue reading TELL THEM TO PUT THE PHONE DOWN
As parents, we’ve all heard some version of this: “He started it!” “I meant to fill in the blank (clean my room, take out the trash, etc.) right after I finish this game.” “It’s not fair!” “I just forgot.” Likewise, as a … Continue reading Repentance is an Opportunity
Be Patient “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Have you ever heard that statement? If not, it refers to the fact that the great Roman Empire didn’t become “great” overnight. As you are raising your children to love Jesus, it’s … Continue reading SMALL VICTORIES
One of the primary obstacles for Christian families pursuing Christian education is affordability. My school strives to keep tuition affordable, but this can still be a huge amount for many families. Nearly a decade ago when I was considering the … Continue reading The Case for Christian Education, pt. 2: Affordability
I’m getting ready to enter my ninth year in Christian education. I spent the first seven of those years as a teacher in both part-time and full-time capacities, and in the last year I’ve served as an administrator. While I’m … Continue reading The Case for Christian Education, Pt. 1
The first day of school is right around the corner isn’t it? My oldest son works for Wal-Mart. Recently, during his over night shift he was stocking the school supplies on the shelves all night long. Parents will soon be … Continue reading The New School Year
“Furry!” It sounds so cute doesn’t it? The word makes me think of a little dog with too much fur that cuddles up next to me. That may be what comes to your mind as well, but that isn’t at … Continue reading The Furry Phenomenon
Maybe everything…. Ad-Populum How so, says you? Have you ever heard of a fallacy called “ad-populum?” This fallacy comes from the Latin that means “appeal to the people.” This argument is basically a fallacious argument that says, because the “vast … Continue reading What does Evolution have to do with the Transgender Movement?
A Christian friendship can be one of the most beautiful blessings ofthe Christian life. I have some tremendous friends who care deeplyabout my life and walk with Jesus. Some of them would do almostanything for me, and I would do … Continue reading Christian Friendships