Giving birth to liberty hurts

I have a friend whose husband insulted her while she was giving birth to their first child. He pulled himself away from watching the NBA finals long enough to say, “If you had strong abs like mine, it wouldn’t hurt so much.” …I’ll pause while you pick up your jaw… Most of us know better…

Searching for moral leadership? Look within.

There’s a question begging to be answered in our current cultural moment: “Where is the moral leadership in our nation?” It’s not in Hollywood or in the halls of Congress. It’s not in the media or in the White House. But is it in YOUR house? How about mine? Is it in GOD’s house, and…

Taking a Virtual Knee for the Sake of the Children

  Here’s what I don’t like about an athlete taking a knee during the National Anthem: It’s a potential distraction from the concept of team. When we’re on a team, we are one. We act in unison once we don our uniforms. We don’t draw needless attention to ourselves because it takes a team mindset…

Mother’s Day Gift Idea #4: The Gift of Praise

OK all you fans of moms the world over. Allow me to let you in on the dirty little secret that may be plaguing the mom in your life: she puts herself down every day. If she’s been a mom for even a week, she has begun to nit-pick and obsess over whether she is…

An Election-year Resolution for Christians

Since many of us are still formulating goals for 2016, let me suggest that we choose to be Christ centered in the way we engage politically this year. I’m inspired by the words Christ prayed to God before he was crucified: “You gave me some men from the world. I have shown them what you are…

Good Behavior Begins with Adults

What has happened to good judgment? How is it that adults find it so hard to think clearly and carefully in our dealings with children? Aren’t we supposed to protect them? Aren’t we supposed to be role models? Aren’t we supposed to lead the way? Maybe children lose respect for adults because it isn’t mutual….