This coming March, my eldest child turns 25 years old. [It's completely shocking.] I thought I would share with you 20 of my hard-earned nuggets of wisdom, learned over the years of parenting my four kids. They are not necessarily in order of importance, mostly because I couldn't decide which were more important than the …

A tough old marine & his little girl

People have often asked me why I do what I do...why I have such a passion to help families give their children an education (built on relationship) at home. The answer to that is tightly woven and wound around strands of silky threads of memory - strands so fragile, like a spider’s webbing. These memories, …

i fail, He doesn’t

1/12/17     As I am preparing workshops, I've been going back through notes and journal entries, older blog posts and saved websites. I came across this post from a couple of years ago, and I thought I'd bring it back to the front. I hope you are encouraged. Is failure a bad thing? I …

investing

Do you know what it means to be your children's ally? I've recently been praying for an eternal focus, and I was reminded that I recorded this podcast on that topic.

transparency

  I'm afraid. Is it really worth the possible cost? This world is a scary place - I mean, Christians are being beheaded by Isis! Wouldn't it be easier and safer to just live here and not really follow Jesus?  These are the words of a child, whom I dearly love. These are real concerns …

the joy of choice

"Are you taking PSEO classes - you know you don't want to miss out on FREE college! What are your plans? Where are you going to go to college? What are you going to do with the rest of your life? What? You don't know? Oh well, you can have the year after you graduate to figure …

#keepingitreal #freedomdance

My notes about authenticity As a Christ follower, my reality isn't limited to my own ability, strength, or intelligence. As a Christ follower, I have the right and the privilege of tapping into a much greater power. My reality is based on the fact that I am loved and empowered by the God of the universe …