• Do your grandchildren live close or far away? Do you have regular contact with them or only on holidays? Regardless of how often you see them, in the...
    Little Visits with God and Gra...
    By Cheri Fuller
    June 19th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • I am blessed with an abundance of boys. Three sons, 4.5 grandsons (one due in September). Lots of testosterone that can test any mama’s patience, ev...
    You’ll Always Be His Mama
    By Deb DeArmond
    June 19th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • 
. . . Have you watched as deer are born in the wild? Do you know how many months they carry their young? Are you aware of the time of their deliver...
    First, Do No Harm
    By Karen Jordan
    June 19th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • I’m curious: What pictures come to mind when you read the word SUCCESS? Time’s up. Almost invariably, this exercise results in visuals of sports...
    Success Is Overrated
    By Tim Maurer
    June 19th, 2014

  • Sometimes it may feel like things between you and your prodigal are hopeless. So many worries have emerged. So many angry words have been spoken. Noth...
    Three Steps to a Better Relati...
    By Carol Barnier
    June 26th, 2014

    Parents of Prodigals
  • Grandparents are a vital link between generations . . . your prayers, encouragement and unconditional love are vital to their future whether you live ...
    Connecting Heart to Heart Thro...
    By Cheri Fuller
    June 26th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • Jason and his three roommates weren’t getting along. Solid friends who had done life together for a couple years, they had just hit an impasse. Were...
    Underneath the Anger
    By Daniel Allen
    June 26th, 2014

  • Parenting is risky. When you choose to have children, you must open yourself to the possibility that things might not go as you plan or hope. Indeed, ...
    Defining Moments, Part 2
    By James Pence
    June 26th, 2014

    Living the Good News
  • It’s no secret that most homeschoolers excel academically but have low Pop Culture IQs. We know Tim Hawkins and Kirk Cameron (who is the “George ...
    Pop Culture IQ
    By Kristin Weber
    June 26th, 2014

    Homeschooling Moments for parents
  • Joe and Amelia spent three years just reacting. Their daughter, Lauren, had not only left the faith she’d been raised with, but journeyed carelessly...
    Do Not Be Defined by Your Chil...
    By Carol Barnier
    November 12th, 2015

    Parents of Prodigals
  • My wife, Lainie, and I visited Dallas back in April 2011 to explore Perkins School of Theology at SMU. When we arrived for that first visit, a couple...
    What We Work on Gets Done
    By Daniel Allen
    July 03rd, 2014

  • Parenting is risky. When you choose to have children, you must open yourself to the possibility that things might not go as you plan or hope. Indeed, ...
    Defining Moments, Part 3
    By James Pence
    July 03rd, 2014

  • I love listening to my grandmother tell me stories from her childhood. Recently when I was trying to decide whether to get a dual Irish-American citiz...
    Living a Legacy
    By Kristin Weber
    July 03rd, 2014

    Homeschooling Moments for parents
  • Carey says:The tiny kitchen in our first apartment was the stage for our second heated discussion. The ink was still drying on our marriage license, ...
    Sour Grapes and Thrown Tomatoe...
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    July 10th, 2014

  • If you had seen me during my prodigal years, you might have thought of words or phrases like wild, lost, bad choices, and hard on her parents. A numbe...
    Your Prodigal Child Could Be C...
    By Carol Barnier
    July 10th, 2014

    Parents of Prodigals
  • I remember the time when Christmas was over as we picked up the wrapping paper that had covered the presents we’d so carefully chosen for each of ou...
    The Best Gift We Can Give Our ...
    By Cheri Fuller
    July 10th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • The rock band U2 gets it right when they sing about the differences in the days of our lives . . . Some days are dry, some days are leaky
Some days...
    Some Days Are Better than Othe...
    By Daniel Allen
    July 10th, 2014

  • Bald heads, bad comb-overs, and enough bi-focals to start a bonfire. I was among my peers.We had assembled to watch a music icon take the stage and tr...
    A Trip in the Way Back Machine
    By Deb DeArmond
    July 10th, 2014

  • I’d like to share something that’s been on my heart and mind lately: parenting teenagers. One of my favorite things about my Bible study is that ...
    Rapunzel’s Tower: Not Exactl...
    By Kristin Weber
    July 10th, 2014

    Homeschooling Moments for parents
  • Fifteen years ago, my fiancée, Andrea, and I sat across the table from an experienced married couple squirming in their seats uncomfortably as though...
    The Top 10 Ways Budgeting Save...
    By Tim Maurer
    July 10th, 2014

  • Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.  (James 1:9 NLT). I glanced up...
    Watch Your Words: Lessons in L...
    By Karen Jordan
    July 10th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • Followers of Israeli politics are acquainted with the roller-coaster ride that comes with their system of many parties and the ultimate emergence of c...
    A New President in Israel
    By Robert Wise
    August 07th, 2014

    Wise on the Middle East
  • Here we are! Our great national holiday and the big firecrackers are going off around the world – not in your backyard. The Iraqi Army on Saturday c...
    JULY 4TH! Fireworks Display A...
    By Robert Wise
    July 17th, 2014

    Wise on the Middle East
  • For some unknown reason, no one is reporting on Egypt these days! To bring you up-to-date, the former general Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi won the election ...
    Update on Egypt
    By Robert Wise
    July 24th, 2014

    Wise on the Middle East
  • Israeli envoy to the United Nations Abba Ebon once said, “the Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” His haunting pronouncement ...
    Renewed Fighting in Israel
    By Robert Wise
    July 31st, 2014

    Wise on the Middle East
  • With pressure mounting from the United States and the United Nations, the war between Israel and Hamas isn’t slowing down. In fact, Prime Minister N...
    Another Look at the Current Ho...
    By Robert Wise
    October 09th, 2014

    Wise on the Middle East
  • Homeschooling my son Austin has been just that, a True Blessing!Some of you have been following our successes, but for those of you that are new to ou...
    The Blessings of Homeschooling...
    By Tammy Trayer
    September 04th, 2014

    Homeschooling Moments for parents
  • Okay, you’ve had to accept a very hard truth. Your child is not following Christ. He’s stepping away from the faith you thought he had embraced.He...
    Letting Go of Behavior Modific...
    By Carol Barnier
    November 19th, 2015

    Parents of Prodigals
  • Since we have six grandchildren, I’ve found it helpful to designate specific days of the week for each grandchild so I can focus on praying specific...
    Calendar Prayers
    By Cheri Fuller
    July 17th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • Part of my stand-up comedy set includes talking about being homeschooled. I think it’s important that homeschoolers be able laugh at themselves. We ...
    Homeschool Stand-Up
    By Kristin Weber
    July 17th, 2014

    Homeschooling Moments for parents
  • 2014 is starting to feel like 1914. (the start of World War I). The smell of smoke is in the air wherever we look from the China Sea to the Ukraine to...
    Probing the Current Israeli - ...
    By Robert Wise
    August 21st, 2014

    Wise on the Middle East
  • Do you know any people who have led a life of unrighteous living and yet have gray hair? Do you know anyone who is financially well-off and yet is la...
    Does God Really Promise THAT?
    By Carol Barnier
    July 24th, 2014

    Parents of Prodigals
  • I once met a California grandma who didn’t get to see her two Michigan grandkids as much as she’d like because of the distance found a terrific wa...
    Connecting with Grandkids Thro...
    By Cheri Fuller
    July 24th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • Notice that in the Gospel of Mark (1:16-20) Jesus calls his followers to relationship, partnership, and leadership. But how does that call come to eac...
    Listening for God’s Call
    By Daniel Allen
    July 24th, 2014

    Living the Good News
  • One of the most difficult lessons for me to learn as a dad was that no matter how hard I try, I can’t shield my children from pain. I wanted to prot...
    The Day Fat Louie Died (Or Lea...
    By James Pence
    July 24th, 2014

  • One of the most frustrating things about homeschooling is figuring out what to do between noon—when the average homeschooler finishes school for the...
    After Homeschool Activity #1
    By Kristin Weber
    July 24th, 2014

    Homeschooling Moments for parents