“Is It Over Yet?”

You're ready... You're so ready... For COVID to be over and done with, and for life to return to 'normal'. Me, too: I am totally ready. And this is the thing that I'm discovering: I thought that with the (modest) re-opening of businesses, schools, and churches, the deep frustration that I felt about the one … Continue reading “Is It Over Yet?”

Wednesday Roundup: The Church Has Moved! Podcast Interview with Yours Truly…

Every other Wednesday, instead of an original post, I'll provide links to podcasts, blogs, articles, etc. that are shaping how I think about the issues I love to write about: Marriage and Family, Culture, Leadership, and the Church. New Churches Q and A: Current Strategy for a Young Church Plant This is from a nationwide organization that … Continue reading Wednesday Roundup: The Church Has Moved! Podcast Interview with Yours Truly…

Parenting in a Pandemic: A Half-Marathon? Or a Triathlon?

I bet you had this thought, back in March: "Okay, this totally stinks, but we can hack it.  I'll be about July - maybe late-July - before things get back to normal.  So let's buckle down.  Get it done.  Ride hard, now, and trust that in a few months, we can put all of this … Continue reading Parenting in a Pandemic: A Half-Marathon? Or a Triathlon?

Parenting in a Pandemic: But Are You Really Happy?

Our son does something at the breakfast table, each morning, that started off funny, but then got kind of, well, difficult: Jack: Dad, how you doing? Dad: I'm good buddy, how are you? Jack: Mama, how you doing? Mom: Pretty good, thanks for asking! Jack: Dad, how you doing? Dad: Uh, I'm good man.  How's … Continue reading Parenting in a Pandemic: But Are You Really Happy?

When Someone’s Son Is Killed…

Steve Cuss was a very young graduate of a Bible College.  His first call in ministry was to serve as a chaplain in a Level One trauma unit.  On his first night, he describes walking into this scene, in the Intensive Care waiting room:"There were more than a dozen family members, most of them screaming, … Continue reading When Someone’s Son Is Killed…

Parenting in a Pandemic: Forward, Together?

  After he turned forty years old, Ray Kinsella decided to take up farming. He’s never done it before. But he, his wife and daughter move to Iowa, and buy a cornfield. One day, when he’s out in the cornfield by himself, he hears a voice: “If you build it, he will come…” Then, Ray sees … Continue reading Parenting in a Pandemic: Forward, Together?