We all want our kids to thrive. This blog highlights the goal of parenting, and the essential difference between over-protecting your children (and simply parenting them).
Take the 7-Day No Complaint Challenge
There’s a lot of negative junk in the world spewing out of people’s mouths. Here’s one very practical way to ensure you’re sounding more like light (and less like death)
Why going to a worship service reduces your stress
Do you have stress in your life? Want less of it? If so, a new study has some advice. This short blog tells you what it is and the difference it makes.
Why telling your kids you “fall” in (and out) of love can mess with their heads
If you want your kids to think about love in a healthy way then this is for you. The words you use have a bigger impact than you think.
The accusation I never want my future tech-savvy kids to make
Do you post pictures of your kids online? Then this is for you… and me.
Spirituality for Normal People – The Podcast
When you hear the word “spirituality” what do you think about? There was a time in my life when that word made me think about incense and mellow
What do they all mean? Understanding the words your hear during Holy Week and Easter
(Warning: The content about crucifixion is for mature audiences.) benedictus qui venit! Huh? I was in an airport a few years ago and overheard people
When A Parent Dies Too Soon. 3 people share what they miss most and the advice they’d give everyone else
When a parent dies too soon. 3 people share what they miss the most and the advice they’d give everyone else.
The lesson my kids have to keep teaching me
Because we can pronounce hyperbole and always find the Cheerios at the grocery store, we can easily think that the wisdom train only goes one way. But what if our kids were on a secret mission to teach us some things too?
Answering Your Most Popular Questions About Christmas
Is there a historical basis for Santa? Who were the wise men? Was Jesus actually born on December 25? Every year in December I start
Did Jesus really exist? – My response to the strange claims of Maclean’s magazine
I’ve had a burden on my soul since Easter. That was when—just days prior to the biggest Christian holiday of the year—Maclean’s Magazine published an
New Song – “From Heaven to Earth”
Here’s my latest song, “From Heaven to Earth.” Recorded live at Westminster on December 4th. To me, music can inspire dreams because it puts wings on words.
Why letting your kids struggle is good parenting
The opposite of good parenting is doing the easy thing in the short term. Now don’t get me wrong. There’s a certain parenting high when
Introducing TheUpDevo.com, your daily partner for a practical faith Today
Life is tough. So do you want to get up, look up and be up? If so, the “Up!” daily devo can be your daily partner for a more practical faith Today.
The Curious Origins of Halloween
Every October 31st we cake on cheap make-up, forego our “don’t talk to strangers” rule, and pile in more chocolate than Augustus Gloop. Yup, Halloween.
How to quickly become the perfect husband and improve your wife’s life without changing anything you’re already doing
If you want to quickly become the perfect husband, this is for you. (And if you see through this title, this is for you). And if you know your wife’s life is complex and want to help… this is for you too.
The Giving List
I asked you to answer this question: What is 1 thing you’ve done that has helped or served someone in a practical way? This blog is what you sent in. Wow.
Two Awesome Rules for Your Home No Matter Who You Are or What You Believe
Every home has rules. Even the homes without rules have rules. (‘No rules’ is a rule!) Some are spoken, like ‘Put the toilet seat down.’
1 Real Way to Showcase Humility (and Strength) to Your Children
Want to know how to showcase humility (and strength) to your kids? Here’s one practical way to do it.
A Prayer for Justin Trudeau
Lord, you know what it’s like to lead. The rest of us can only imagine the cacophony of personalities and competing priorities, the stress and