Good Family Faith Friday

Good Family Faith Friday

We remember Jesus’ death on the cross today. We call it Good Friday, but I don’t think it was a good day for him or his friends and family. He died, remember. Think about that for a minute. Jesus died. In order for him to die, he had to be a real, physical human...
Your Unique Family

Your Unique Family

One of the traps we can fall into as suburban families is the trap called COMPARISON. Some people like to call it “Keeping up with the Joneses.” The cultural message sent to each suburban family goes like this: You are not enough how you are now, You must...
The Family Bath Towel

The Family Bath Towel

There are certain moments in a family’s regular routine that are often intimate and have certain rituals associated with them. I’m thinking especially about meal time, bath time, and bed time. Each of these moments bring parents and children into close,...
The Family that Weeps Together…

The Family that Weeps Together…

How does your family deal with loss? 2006 was a difficult year for my family. We call it the year of death. I had a good friend who took his own life. Both of my wife’s grandmothers died, the church we had started fours years earlier died. To top it all off,...
Practicing Lent as a Family

Practicing Lent as a Family

Ash Wednesday is next week. This is the day that kicks off the forty-day journey toward Easter. It is a season when we, in the northern hemisphere, hunker down in the last weeks of winter and anticipate the coming of Spring and the celebration of new life in the...
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