A Paul and A Timothy

When I was a child, my father was a pediatric surgeon with his own private practice. I fondly remember countless afternoons spent at his office "helping" his nurses and office staff. Those early childhood experiences created a desire in me to become a nurse so I could help and heal people, too. As I got... Continue Reading →

PODCAST: Lies Parents Believe

Since our child attends a Christian school, we don't have to worry about . . . . . Today's Life+ continues the series: "Lies Parents Believe" and tackles a belief that many of us face at some point when our children attend a Christian school. Community Life Mentors Neely Langhals and Jason Suddeth sat down... Continue Reading →

Countercultural Parenting

When one of my children was in lower school, she was invited to a party at a friend’s house.  The friend’s mother asked my daughter to bring one of her toys, which happened to be the trendy “toy-of-the-hour”.  When I told the mom we didn’t have that toy, she replied, “Oh, I just bought my... Continue Reading →

Which Map Matters

One of the best things to know is what you do not know.  Having only been a parent for six years, there is a great deal that I am keenly aware of the fact that I do not know a great deal. Due to this lack of understanding, I started the wonderful hobby of sitting... Continue Reading →

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

Why are we so busy?  Better yet, why do we pride ourselves on being so busy?  Our culture has created a reality in which we are almost looked down upon if we are not busy.  These questions hit on the important reminder that we are human beings not human doings.  Yet, we have structured our... Continue Reading →

Parents, We Are The Problem!

An awful lot of children born in 2007, turning ten years old as this book is published, have been competing with their parents’ screens their entire life.Andy Crouch, The Tech-Wise Family As we consider today's teenager in a world driven by "smart" devices, there is a strong tendency to critique their use of technology.  I... Continue Reading →

Finding Identity

I recently spent time with a group of students discussing the idea of identity and significance. We watched a video on this topic by Pastor Tim Keller.

Rediscovering Hope

Where there is no hope in the future, there is no power in the present.John Maxwell / In many ways, hope is the great equalizer of all humanity.  We all seek to place our hope in something. The challenge is not in hoping, rather it is finding the right things upon which to place our hope. ... Continue Reading →

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