My son is asking for a car this Christmas. He’s four. He started asking for one months ago. And I— foolishly—thought it would be an idea that waned with time. Not so much. He gets fixated on things and doesn’t let go. Which can only mean one thing. Christmas morning is sure to be…

  It’s easy to focus on all the negatives involved with having kids. They’re . . . inconvenient, selfish, messy, unpredictable, irrational, and one of the most expensive investments you’ll ever make. Raising kids is tough—that’s for sure. But it’s not all bad. In fact, some days with kids are absolute magic. Watching their eyes…

Posted by Carey Nieuwhof Expectations rarely run higher than they do at Christmas. From what to give to what to serve to the pressure to host well, expectations hover just beyond reach of achievability for most of us. A few years ago I was listening to a speaker who was talking about something I can’t…

  This time of year really is my favorite. Starting with football and Thanksgiving dinner, then watching kids as the magic of Christmas begins to invade every bit of space in their world, it’s easy to fall in the love with the wonder of the holiday season.   But as adults, we know there is much more to…

  How to listen: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | SoundCloud | TuneIn Brad M. Griffin, director at Fuller Youth Institute, talks about why creating family holiday traditions is important and how to make time for them in today’s episode of the Parent Cue Live podcast. YOUR CUE Decide what is special to your family. Don’t…

There I sat, probably with slumped shoulders at this point. Mind totally saturated with gallons of new information, dates, deadlines, fees, dos and don’ts. I had already made a dozen mental to-do lists for the coming weeks, all while still processing the fact that I had to check-in at the “parent” table when we arrived….

  Advent is a time to slow down and enjoy simple moments in the presence of Jesus Join us on Instagram for a 21-Day Advent Challenge. Each day you’ll get: a short daily devotional idea to recenter your heart and mind on Jesus a photo-prompt to help you capture simple, sacred moments in his presence…

Posted by Sarah Anderson | My son is asking for a car this Christmas. He’s four. He started asking for one months ago. And I— foolishly—thought it would be an idea that waned with time. Not so much. He gets fixated on things and doesn’t let go. Which can only mean one thing. Christmas morning…

It doesn’t take long to realize that we tend to develop our identity based on our behavior. That’s true for your life and for your kid’s life. If we have gold stars for behavior, then we believe we have a good identity. And if we mess up or fail, then we believe those behaviors define…