Christian reflections · Family life

Faith, Parenting, and Faithful Parenting

Today I’m excited to welcome guest blogger Dana Herndon, writer at An Ordinary View, middle school teacher, and mother of three. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV) This is one of my favorite verses. A simple, yet complex explanation of faith. Because that is how faith…… Continue reading Faith, Parenting, and Faithful Parenting

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This is a Football * 10 Minute Devotional

Adapted from a devotional previously shared on this blog on May 19, 2016. “Gentlemen, this is a football.” That is how Vince Lombardi, started each season on his team’s practice field. Lombardi, the former coach of the Green Bay Packers who led them to victory in the first ever Super Bowl (and the one after…… Continue reading This is a Football * 10 Minute Devotional

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The Next Obedient Step * 10 Minute Devotional

Sometimes there is nothing left to do but take the next obedient step. When strategizing and brainstorming comes to an end, when finances run dry, when a medical diagnosis isn’t good, when the weight of grief is too much to bear, sometimes there is nothing left to do but take the next obedient step. Remember…… Continue reading The Next Obedient Step * 10 Minute Devotional

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Essential Friendship * 10 Minute Devotional

The knock at the door was followed immediately by a yell. “I have a smoothie for you!” My friend Katie was at my seminary apartment uninvited. Again. Katie always seemed to forget that I’m an introvert. (Pretty sure that “introvert” is just Latin for “call before you come over.”) She handed me a blueberry-yogurt-pineapple concoction…… Continue reading Essential Friendship * 10 Minute Devotional

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The Impossible God * 10 Minute Devotional

We read a children’s Bible to our 4-year-old every night before bed. He always asks a lot of questions, both because he’s genuinely interested, and because each question he asks allows him another minute or two of bedtime delay. A few nights ago we read the story of the Red Sea from Exodus 14 and 15. You…… Continue reading The Impossible God * 10 Minute Devotional

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How to Explain Good Friday to a Preschooler, and Other Things Seminary Never Taught Me

Good Friday is this Friday, April 14. Good Friday is all about the death of Jesus. The horrific, bloody death of Jesus. This day is one of cornerstones of the Christian faith. It’s important. Essential, even. I want my kids to have a grasp of it from their earliest days. To have heard about the…… Continue reading How to Explain Good Friday to a Preschooler, and Other Things Seminary Never Taught Me