Friday Finds 12-2-16

Friday Finds 12-2-16 I love December. While it may not be cold enough in Texas for nightly fires, I am enjoying the Christmas tree my family put up this last weekend. I hope that as you enter the hustle of the holiday season, you take time to reflect the birth of our Heavenly Father....

Who Are You Trying To Become?

Who Are You Trying To Become?

I am going to work with a legend.

Ok, maybe “legend” is a bit strong of a word. In fact, if he were sitting here, he would throw down some sort of joke to lighten the weight of that compliment. Regardless of what he says, God has used him to help people understand the grace of God and how it can be applied in the family.

One Word: The Game Changer For The Tired, Weak, Or Burdened

One Word: The Game Changer For The Tired, Weak, Or Burdened

Are you familiar with those moments when you get past the point of being overwhelmed? It’s when you are beyond the place when your schedule is too full, or when the debt is too high, or when your job is too difficult, or when your heart is in too much pain. Yeah, I was just there, and it wasn’t fun. But it was good.

How Cheating Impacted My Marriage

How Cheating Impacted My Marriage

It’s been almost 20 years ago now. I still remember the name of the class: Psychology 2017 – Advanced Experimental Statistical Psychology. It was the final exam of the lab part of the lecture/lab class. Although I had pulled an all-nighter to prepare for the final, my mind went blank when I needed it the most. Little did I realize, the decisions I made next would impact my family forever.

Be Excellent Parents: 4 Ways To Set Your Children Free

Be Excellent Parents: 4 Ways To Set Your Children Free

What if our goal, as parents, wasn’t to control our kids, but to set them free? What if an eventual goal for our parenting was to launch our kids into the world, not just let them go? What if we spent less time trying to mold our kids so that they impress our friends, and more time helping them unfold into the godly man or woman that God desires for them to be? Yeah, now that would be something.

How Adoption Helps Me Understand Grace

How Adoption Helps Me Understand Grace This is a guest post from my friend Jamie Ivey. I met Jaime through her husband Aaron, a worship pastor at The Austin Stone church in Austin, TX. When I heard about her heart for adoption (and the way she lives it out) I had to have her write something for my blog....