Children & Parenting · Faithfulness · Family · Men

Men, Thank You for Your Manhood & Fatherhood

To all the men out there—grandfathers, fathers, brothers, sons—who seek every day to be what God has called them to be as men: Thank you. Thank you for doing what has become so challenging in our culture. A culture that mocks masculinity and labels it as “toxic.” A culture that’s trying to erase differences between… Continue reading Men, Thank You for Your Manhood & Fatherhood

Children & Parenting · Current Events · Whispers of Faith

It Does Matter What the Children are Reading

Recently there’s been a push by conservatives to ban certain children’s/young adult books from libraries and school libraries. And of course, the left is pushing right back, saying kids and teens need access to these books. If you haven’t heard of some of these books, you can read about the top ten most challenged books… Continue reading It Does Matter What the Children are Reading

Children & Parenting · Dating · Marriage · Singleness · Whispers of Faith

True Love Does Not Wait

Remember the “True Love Waits” movement of the early 2000s? The signing of the pledges and the wearing of the purity rings and the songs about waiting for your future husband? I was all in for that movement and was a little over-zealous in my “pursuit of purity.” And while I still fully believe that… Continue reading True Love Does Not Wait

Children & Parenting · Grieving · Poetry · Singleness · Women

A Lament for Those Who Hold No Child in Their Arms

It sprang on me suddenly – This unexpected ache for Little arms twined about my neck And a sweet, childish voice calling me Mama.   It came to me from that dream – That rush of love and peace From wrapping a small one In my arms – His unexpected affection Melting away the ever-present… Continue reading A Lament for Those Who Hold No Child in Their Arms

Children & Parenting · Whispers of Faith · Women

Should Mamas Stay Home with their Babies?

Earlier this month I shared a section from a seminar I did on feminism a few years ago (Does the Answer to a Woman’s Identity Crisis Lie in Her Career?). To answer another controversial question – should mamas stay home with their babies? – here’s the next section from that seminar.   What Adds Real… Continue reading Should Mamas Stay Home with their Babies?

Children & Parenting · Current Events · Daily Living

Our Culture Needs to Remember How to Do Hard and Boring Things

As a teacher, I love to make learning fun in the classroom. I love incorporating games and projects as much as possible because it’s been proven that we usually remember things better this way – and I have more fun teaching. But not everything can be fun in life. And the older you get in… Continue reading Our Culture Needs to Remember How to Do Hard and Boring Things

Bookish Delights · Children & Parenting · Current Events

Five Young Adult Books to Spark Conversation About Current Events

Children’s books have moved into the spotlight this past week with the announcement of Dr. Seuss Enterprises pulling six Dr. Seuss books from publication due to claims of racism. I’ll linger on that story long enough to say these few things: First of all, I’m just as much against banning books as I am against… Continue reading Five Young Adult Books to Spark Conversation About Current Events