A Blog Break

Our brains only weigh three pounds, but they contain 100 billion neurons and 100 trillion connections. The creative power of God is immeasurable and we are made in his image. There are times in life when we need our brains to function with as many of those neurons and connections as possible! This is one […]

I Unplugged Alexa

The name Alexa is ranked #65 on the list of the most popular names for girls. I expect that ranking to sink much lower in the years to come. Imagine having every conversation with your daughter interrupted by a machine that says “I’m sorry. I didn’t understand your command.” I was watching an old Hallmark […]

The Woulda Coulda Shoulda of Motherhood

A note from Janet: Today’s blog post is written by Cynthia Yanof. Cynthia and I work together for our ChristianParenting.org website. She is a great author, a godly woman and a fun friend. You will enjoy reading her thoughts for Mother’s Day. Enjoy! Here we go! It’s almost Mother’s Day, and we are about to […]

Anna’s Thoughts on Flight 1380

Anna was watching a movie on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 when the engine blew out. The next twenty-two minutes were filled with sounds and experiences she will always remember. Anna is twenty-three years old and has a lot to teach all of us. If you had to consider the end of your life, and all […]

Barbara Bush’s Genuine Pearls

A New York Times article called Barbara Bush “soft power in fake pearls.” Many of our nation’s first ladies have worn pearls, but none as famously as Mrs. Bush. In fact, her famous three-strand necklace is still sold by Kenneth J. Lane on his website. (I provided the link in case you are in the […]

A Modern Parable of Success

Dan munched on his chicken sandwich as he watched the long lines of people waiting outside. His anger welled as his neighbors continued to leave their money in the hands of the undeserving. No one carried his banner. No one shouted in protest. One by one, each neighbor filed in and left their support for […]

One Word That Makes All the Difference

The word is “whatever.”  Interestingly, that word was labeled one of the top five annoying words in 2016. The meaning of the word depends a lot on the attitude behind the person using it. The Bible uses the word whatever about 173 times, depending on your translation and, when the word is used biblically, it […]

New Covenant Greatness

Last week, I wrote about the movie I Can Only Imagine. My mom hadn’t seen it, and I wanted to see it again. I always get something new the second time I watch a movie or reread a book. I Can Only Imagine is about redemption, but it is also about greatness. Bart’s dad wanted […]

Leaving the Lanai

On our last morning in Hawaii, I couldn’t wait to grab my cup of coffee and sit on the lanai. There is something profoundly beautiful about watching waves during high tide, seeing the colors of the sunrise reflected on the clouds, and hearing the tropical birds call out to each other. Then, out of nowhere, […]