I write inspirational stories and creative nonfiction that encourage children to walk out their Christian faith.
Discernment. Do you have it? How about your kids? Culture presents the idea that truth is relative: You have yours. I have mine. Compromise is okay if you have a good reason. How do we help our kids navigate these minefields of truth and lies? We train them in discernment. When Harry Potter came out, I chose…Read More →
Rootbound plants are wrapped in their own roots. Like an ingrown toenail, growth has gone inward instead of outward. And inward is no place to grow. Roots should spread. Deep and wide. Spiritual roots can bind too. Squeeze. Tighter than duct tape, they can hold us hostage. I felt stuck. For years. Scripture speaks of several…Read More →
Though she sat on the front row, you would have missed her. Passed right by without a second thought. No designer labels. Quiet. Invisible. A plastic bead among the polished gems of the well-to-do Sunday School class. Until my lesson started. I threw out questions to the feisty group of seniors I had the privilege…Read More →
“When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.” Matthew 2:10 NIV I love Matthew’s account of the Magi (please note they were not at the stable), but I’ve always found joy rather elusive. It plays hide and seek with me. Ever feel that way? Could it be that joy was right there and I hadn’t…Read More →
As I head into the holidays, I desperately need the right frame of mind. A firm foundation and a solid framework of spiritual principles to keep me steady through the challenges of the season, like managing the same twenty-four hours of the day with a much longer to-do list. Christ, as always, provides the foundation,…Read More →