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 →

Live With Intention: PODCAST

Good conversation is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.Anne Morrow Lindbergh, famous aviator and wife of aviator Charles Lindbergh As we release our second Life+ podcast of the year, we pray it will spark good conversation in our homes and stir us all to recognize and experience God’s goodness... Continue Reading →

Having a Plan

When I was younger I was always told “the older you get, the faster time goes.”   Now older, I find few things in life to be as true as that statement. I have come to realize that my greatest gift in life is time.  Every second we have on this earth is an unearned gift! ... 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.

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