We went camping as a family for the first time last week. Two kids. Two nights. Three adults (all the praise hands, a dear friend visited from Chicago and braved the wilds with our brood). I’ll admit, I was a little terrified. Part of my fear was borne from a childhood of camping trips. We made…… Continue reading 10 Tips for Camping with Kids
Because sometimes we miss what’s right in front of our noses.
Every time I’ve been on social media lately, I’ve logged off feeling like I need to take a shower. The vitriol in the public sphere seems to be reaching a fevered pitch. We must speak truth in love. We must stand against injustice. We must be a people of action, not just words. But…… Continue reading When it Gets Ugly Out There * 10 Minute Devotional
As a 90s youth group kid, I spent a lot of years singing songs that haven’t aged particularly well. There is the line in “Knowing You” that tells God “you’re the BEST,” like he’s a super good mailman or something. There are the dorky motions to “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High.” There is the overwrought chorus to…… Continue reading Where’s the Help? * 10 Minute Devotional
I live in California. AKA paradise. Except for home prices, traffic, and the occasional earthquake, it’s pretty amazing here. One of my favorite parts of southern California is the palm tree. You can’t throw a rock in my neighborhood without hitting one. You can’t drive a block without spotting one. To me, palm trees say:…… Continue reading Let Your Roots Be Crazy * 10 Minute Devotional
When I think all the technological innovations that have happened since I was a college student, it makes my head spin. Smart phones, tablets, wearables. Facebook, Spotify, Pinterest. Don’t even get me started on Twitter. As a college sophomore, I remember laughing at the one student who had a hands-free bluetooth for his phone. I’m sure…… Continue reading Unplugging for Life
Go swimming, eat Popsicles, set up a sprinkler in the yard… blah, blah, blah. Anyone with half a brain can come up with those ways to beat the summer heat. But when temperatures rise like crazy and stay there for months, you need a few more tools in your arsenal. Drink something warm Yeah, I know it sounds…… Continue reading 10 Creative Ways to Beat the Summer Heat