Babies on Board: MAN the Cannons!

“A baby is one of God’s greatest miracles,” inscribed a friend in her card welcoming our first son into the world. They absolutely are. All our Heavenly Father’s hopes and dreams—and the answers to the prayers of multitudes through the generations—are wrapped up inside the spirits of babies. With love Continue Reading

Can’t Train THIS Dragon?

Have you tried everything to get your child to do something that must be done to no avail? We’re talking things that must be done. Civility. Help at home. Safety. Schoolwork. Maybe you’ve attempted to give positive feedback, to give grace and space, to cut down on the amount you Continue Reading

Courage. Honor. Sacrifice.

In honor and salute to our soldiers and their families. Grace at Dinner “For what we are about to receive, Lord, make us truly thankful,” he prayed the same prayer every family meal time. Disconcerting to me as a child. What did that mean? Dustbowl. Lack. Subsistence farming. Starvation? In understanding the boy comes Continue Reading

REPAIR the Generations, CHANGE the World

Who do you admire? Why do you admire him/her/them? What can you learn from them? I’ve always admired the pioneers. Laura Ingalls Wilder and Almanzo Wilder and the men and women like them. I love their integrity, goodness of character, commitment to honor their word, resourcefulness, determination, fruitfulness, patience, joy, Continue Reading

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