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The Sin Spectrum

I have several friends who have children on the autism spectrum. I admire the way they fight for their kids to get the help they need. They have learned that while it is important to have expectations for their children, those expectations must be tempered with compassion and discernment. I see this same heart cry in other friends who have […]

Big Church vs. Small Church~ Which is Better?

Recently, a prominent pastor of a mega church in Atlanta, GA came under some heat for statements made in a sermon. He shared that parents who take their kids to a small church (which he considers to be 200 or less) are selfish, because they are not giving their kids an opportunity to love church. He has since apologized for […]

What Side Are You On?

It’s a question that has been thrown around a lot lately. What side are you on? When this line of picking sides is drawn in the sand it separates people so fully. Anger and mistrust lie on both sides resulting in attacks and behavior that is demeaning. These lines are drawn over so many issues- racism, same sex marriage, political affiliation, socio-economic […]

On Keeping it Real

A few months ago, one of my children had an incident at school that left me reeling. This child exhibited behavior that our family does not condone, but the issue was compounded with the discovery that issues had been occurring for months upon months and I had no idea. When everything came out into the light, we had an opportunity […]

How Do You Raise Healthy Kids?

It’s a question I ask myself on a daily basis. Every time I make lunches, prepare snacks, plan dinner. Are my kids eating enough of the healthy stuff? Every time I say no to video games and yes to rollerblading. Are my kids active enough? Every time I encourage my kids to create, to make music, to play with play […]