Tag: family

Restoring the childhood we stole from kids

As a society we are pontificating about how to stop school violence. The focus is on shootings at the moment, but there are other forms of harm that are rampant in our schools. In these ‘debates’ the question is often given, “What are your… Continue Reading “Restoring the childhood we stole from kids”

Book Review: The Emotionally Secure Couple by Joe Martino

Change is possible. One of the biggest changes we need is the courage to engage in conflict rather than run from it, only to have an explosion. In the entirety of my ministry, conflict resolution, or peacemaking, is the most often used skill set… Continue Reading “Book Review: The Emotionally Secure Couple by Joe Martino”

Faith & Family

Faith & Family is the foundation to our society and the solution for our society. Undermining these two critical areas will open wide the door to evil. In times of tragedy there is a resurgence in the valuing of faith and family, but there… Continue Reading “Faith & Family”

Book Review: Dream House by Barry Bandara

“In many ways, our families are in a battle- a battle of priorities. If we don’t take the time to account for all the movement of our family now and then, we can easily become overwhelmed with all that we have to do.” p.… Continue Reading “Book Review: Dream House by Barry Bandara”

We have a dad problem, not a debt problem

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” ~Apostle Paul Our society has a dad problem. Not a debt problem. Not a… name the issue… problem. We have a dad problem. If… Continue Reading “We have a dad problem, not a debt problem”

Why not Wednesday? Expanding the mission in hard times…

For success to happen God needs to show up. But the vessels that carry God’s presence is people. In challenging times we can focus on what we lack, or we can embrace constraints by being creative. In being creative you need to get back… Continue Reading “Why not Wednesday? Expanding the mission in hard times…”

A few of my favorite things…

The past few months I’ve been reflecting on thankfulness. I’m not Oprah bashing…Well… Maybe…So, in the spirit of the holidays, here is a few of my favorite things in no particular order: The Coffee Shoppe Experience This is a simple pleasure that a lady… Continue Reading “A few of my favorite things…”