Free as a Butterfly

I have a precious friend that lovingly speaks truth into my life as well as the lives of countless others. God provided to her the following insight and she graciously is allowing me to share it with you. As butterflies flutter by, they often capture the attention of children. Have

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Setting Boundaries for Your Children

Sometimes a parent’s boundaries are misunderstood by their children. Sound familiar? For example, a mother lovingly places her toddler in a car seat, knowing it’s the best way to keep him safe. Yet, the toddler finds the seat restraining and struggles to set himself free. A father carefully builds a

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Q&A: Guiding Young Adult Children in Relationships

My daughter is in her second year of college and has been seeing a young man that she is crazy about. She has told us that he is a Christian, but his behavior is causing her father and me to be concerned. Please help.

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Terms of Agreement

It isn’t uncommon these days while applying for a debit card or making a simple Internet purchase to first be presented with specific terms set by those in charge — often subject to change without notice. God’s terms have existed for over 3,000 years and remain consistent to this day.

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Preventing the Yo-Yo Effect

Have you ever watched a person proficient with a yo-yo? The plastic disc travels quickly in a series of multiple directions all the while hanging by a thread. This image, at times, can remind me of an adolescent. One little push can quickly set their thoughts in a multitude of

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A Game Changer

There are less than two minutes left in the fourth quarter of the football game and the team I’ve been rooting for, during the entire game, remains behind by four points. The opposing team has the ball and with every dwindling second it appears that they will once again be

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Sometimes children are quick to use the phrase “I’m sorry.” At times these words are spoken in an attempt to avoid personal consequences, while at other times they are spoken in haste by one who is remorseful over getting caught in a wrongful act. Then, there are times when this

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