Parents want their kids to read more. That seems to be one of those universal statements that holds firm each year. While I offer no bulletproof plan to creating readers in your home, I wanted to share some of the tips that have helped us cultivate a practice (and dare I say, a love) of … Continue reading 6 Tips for Cultivating Little Readers
About three and a half months ago, my family (with the help of several of our Kenyan friends) crammed almost all of our earthly possessions into twenty-one suitcases and bins and flew back to the US. When we moved to Kenya at the beginning of 2021, we had no intention of such a short stint … Continue reading Why We Moved Back to the US
(Editor's Note: This post originally was published at the Reaching and Teaching blog.) We live in uncertain times. Every day, I turn on the news to get the latest updates about the growing number of patients falling prey to COVID-19, about the new restrictions in place to limit its growth, and about how its ripple … Continue reading Our Unchanging God in an Ever-Changing World
Here's a look at the blog's five most-read articles of 2019.
Today's post is written by Matthew Delaughter. Matthew and I have been friends since kindergarten, and it's a joy to serve alongside him as one of the pastors of Immanuel Community Church. Pillar. What comes to mind when I hear that word is not a column-like structure that supports a building. Rather, the word reminds … Continue reading The Accent of Heaven (In Memory of Irma Jean Smith)
On Being a Kwitter- Tim Challies discusses why he quit using Twitter. His aim is not necessarily to get you to quit, but I do think it should cause everyone to reflect on whether the pros outweigh the cons. Full disclosure: I shut down my Twitter account a month or two ago, and I don't … Continue reading The Good Stuff (9/27/19)
I grew up in rural Mississippi—a beautiful blend of cattle pastures, meandering brooks, and forests. For some, this sounds dreadful, but for me, it was a delight. Climbing trees, playing on hay bales, and conquering hordes of imaginary enemies lurking in the woods were the daily adventures of my childhood, and they are memories that … Continue reading Sorting Out Your Family’s Priorities