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The Truth About You

Who are you?

This is one of the most fundamental questions each person must answer. Whether we put it into words or say it out loud, we are all striving to daily answer this question.

Take a moment to intentionally ponder this question. Who am I?...

A Parent's Summer Reading List

Summer is a great time for reading, for kids as well as parents! In addition to some recommendations below, consider reading some of your kids’ required reading for their upcoming school year, which could lead to a deeper discussion at the dinner...

Cover Your Heart!

Parenting today is like swimming upstream: it's hard/heart work. It can be beneficial to partner with a school that shares your values, and seeks to teach the same foundations for life. Caldwell Academy seeks to partner with parents to teach the...

My Super Power

Once upon a time, one of my teenagers told me, "You're ruining my life!" To which I responded, "Really?! Wow! That's a LOT of power. Maybe that is my superpower. Mom, a.k.a. 'Life-Ruiner.' Maybe I should get a cape and have a t-shirt made." My...

Lessons from the Farm

You want to do what?

That was my reaction when my husband said he wanted to start a farm and raise pigs. Keep in mind, this conversation took place when we were both working full-time jobs and raising two active little boys. I wasn’t sure how he...

When Answers Aren't Enough, There's Jesus

In the small hours of Wednesday, January 6, I could feel pressure weighing on my heart and mind. I had first seen the news on Instagram, just after the events had transpired, and I had spent the evening either facing the events head-on or...

The Most Powerful Prayer

I am riding in the car with one of my teenagers. I ask a question. The response is swift, snarky and hurtful. My defenses are rallied. Words like soldiers line up in my mind ready to be deployed. I am right. My teen is wrong. . . and...

Relationships: Made In God's Image

Before the story we all know and love, the one that starts out “In the beginning…”—even before anything was created—there was God. And from eternity past, God has existed in relationship with himself: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Cultivating a Love for Reading

We all want our children to be good readers, right?  Sometimes kids don’t love reading for various reasons and this poses a challenge. It’s possible that getting them started with the right book can help ignite their imagination and their love...

Perfect Placement

There is no perfect place, but there is perfect placement.  It says in 1 Corinthians that God places us in the body as He sees fit.

When we ask God where He would place us and then submit to His perfect placement, it releases us from having to...