Seasonal

Alternatives to Celebrating Halloween

Though I myself enjoy dressing up, eating my weight in candy, and listening to the “Monster Mash,” I can respect the fact that plenty of people view the holiday as evil.

What I Want You to Know about October

For several years after my first loss, October just frustrated me because I didn’t want to be a part of the “sad” events. However, in 2017, after the loss of our second baby, I realized October is important.

Halloween Isn’t Scary

The great Halloween debate among Christian parents is about to go down any minute now. Don’t be caught off guard as you’re casually scrolling through social media and, bam, you’re faced with the dilemma once again.

God’s Appointed Times

We have just entered into a transitional season of time according to the Hebrew calendar, the month of Elul is the sixth month of the year and a time to prepare for the Fall Feasts.

Tips for the First-Year Teacher

Even though I’m no longer in front of the classroom, I thought I’d share my best first-year teacher tips in honor of back-to-school week.

Beach Body Blues

I have recently noticed that my bad days of body shame do not just pop out of nowhere. They start with something silly and small.

Not So Glamorous Summer

We aren’t doing much this summer, not compared to everyone else. I sit and scroll through endless social media posts of people and families enjoying their vacations and I feel like the most boring person ever.

#BodGoals: A Social Media Hot Take

I realized that I was being consumed by social media and what I was seeing to an unhealthy level. What I was seeing on social media was consuming my every thought.

A Better Graduation Speech

If given the chance, I would’ve run on stage, halted the processional music, and read to them a better graduation speech.

He Matters, Too

On this Father’s Day, I want to give a special shout out to all the dads in the waiting. I just want to remind you that God sees you.

Only A Dad by Edgar Guest

Doing, with courage stern and grim, 
The deeds that his father did for him. 
This is the line that for him I pen, 
Only a dad, but the best of men.

The Life of David Part VII: Fatherhood

David was a much better king than he was a father. Many men who are great at their jobs or in church work fail to lead the next generation of their family

The Spires of Oxford

God rest you, happy gentlemen,
Who laid your good lives down
Who took the khaki and the gun
Instead of cap and gown.

It’s All About Perspective

This world doesn’t need more physicians, attorneys, or computer geniuses (even though these things are amazing); what we need are men and women who realize that love is the very best dream to pursue.

Mothers Come In Many Forms

The impact of mothers in our lives is undeniable, and it is not just our birth mothers who leave a print on our hearts.

Easter Wings

With unique structure and formatting, Herbert brings a visual representation to the hope we’ve found in Christ Jesus.

A Nativity

Many approach Easter with the triumphant and tragic depiction of the cross. But even before we had a cross, we had a manger.

Hope After Easter

How many of us go to church and lift our hands and celebrate that our Jesus defeated death but still walk around defeated?

Hanging Out On Friday

Listening to difficult questions about the future feels a lot like that Saturday. Some days, it is tough to remember that on Sunday Jesus wins.

Selfless King

Jesus took the time to pray for us before He was betrayed
and then He sacrificed His holy life to take our sins away