Imposing our ideas of Jesus

Posted on December 5, 2017, in Uncategorized, with 0 Comments

A Northeastern village in Spain was the home of a magnificent fresco painting of Jesus on the church’s wall. Time took its toll on the painting… moisture on the wall caused it to fade. In 2012 an elderly parishioner named.

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Do you have mean girls or mean boys?

Posted on November 29, 2017, in Uncategorized, with 0 Comments

Every school has them, every church wishes they didn’t… mean girls, mean boys, using mean words to make themselves feel better. Sadly, there are a handful of young people who become perfect targets for these words… and I want to.

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10 Flight Tips If You Actually Want to Get There

Posted on November 20, 2017, in Uncategorized, with 0 Comments

This year I flew over 100,000 miles, mostly domestic. That means a lot of security lines, boarding groups, layovers… and bad airport food. It also means learning a few tricks of the trade actually getting from A to B (while.

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Answering top questions from today’s parents PART III

Posted on November 16, 2017, in Uncategorized, with 0 Comments

In PART I and PART II of this series we already tackled some of the big questions today’s parents are asking… How do I regulate screen time with a high functioning autistic kid? When your kids push you away and.

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Three Things to Consider If You Are Interested in International Missions

Posted on November 15, 2017, in Uncategorized, with 0 Comments

My in-laws are missionaries overseas. Thus, my husband, John, grew up as a missionary kid, or better known today as a “third culture kid” (TCK). The most frequent question that John gets asked about his family is, “Are you going.

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Answering top questions from today’s parents PART II

Posted on November 15, 2017, in Uncategorized, with 0 Comments

Yesterday we already tackled some of the big ones… What age do you recommend allowing children on social media? Is there a way to filter the stories on SnapChat? How do you prevent sexting? These are just a few of.

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Top 10 questions from today’s parents PART I

Posted on November 14, 2017, in Uncategorized, with 0 Comments

The questions began rolling in… What age do you recommend giving our kids phones? What is the easiest way to monitor a child’s online safety? What are the dangers of the app Musical.ly? These are just a few of the.

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Guns, Drama, and Poor Conflict Resolution Skills

Posted on November 8, 2017, in Uncategorized, with 0 Comments

It’s always interesting when people search for the “why” behind shootings and acts of violence (much like the why behind spikes in anxiety and depression). People are always looking for someone to blame. It’s those violent video games. It’s Quentin.

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Mean girls, mean boys, mean words…

Posted on November 4, 2017, in Uncategorized, with 0 Comments

Yesterday I was in Canada recording an interview on Canadian TV show 100 Huntley Street dialoguing about how we can help teens learn to think before they post (to be aired early next year). As I was there, host Maggie.

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3 Reasons Why Today’s Teens are Depressed More Than Ever Before

Posted on November 1, 2017, in Uncategorized, with 0 Comments

If you’ve picked up a newspaper in the last few months, you’ve probably noticed article upon article about the rise of teen anxiety, depression and suicide. It was just last year that suicide moved up to the second-leading cause of.

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