I asked our church’s youth what mattered to them.
I may not be a parent, but I sure am praying for you who are – especially as you have hard talks with teens.
Adults have much to offer to teens, and teens have much to teach us. This is hard work. Let’s get started.
It’s time to be completely honest: my family hasn’t been attending church regularly. After thirteen years, we decided we needed a break. Over a year later, I’m ready for us to return. Will my family want to come with me?
No parent, not matter how old your child is, wants to watch his or her child to be hurt. We need to find ways to rebuild our children so that they want to continue to pursue their goals. This time, we did this by praying for those who wish us to fail.
Tonight I was blessed with a three-generation discussion about the Bible. I’m still pinching myself.
After surgery, homemade prayer cards from my teen daughters were truly a blessing.
Perhaps you know a person who can out-argue any potentially successful advice. Kaia could teach a class on how to shoot down suggestions of any plausibility level. I often want to roll my eyes and say “Ok, whatever, you’ve got it all figured out. Let me know how it goes next time.” This time, before I spoke, I paused and prayed for guidance, and God heard.
My mom died fifteen years ago, and it’s still tough to think about “doing the holidays” without her. But through God’s grace and our love for Jesus, we’ve created new ways to celebrate the baby who changed the world.
I had no idea that reading, writing, and editing Daily Devo: Devotions for Families would make me a better disciple, and a better parent.