Blog: Tips and Inspirations

People We Don’t Like

"I don't like that man. I must get to know him better." —Abraham Lincoln   Missing the village  As families have become smaller and the circle of the family has become less inclusive, relationships in the community, society and the nation have also changed. In...

Life Stages: Growing from an Individual to a Family

Taking a family outing compared to trip by yourself might  be comparable to the difference between spiritual growth as an individual and as a family. A trip where you’re responsible for only yourself is easier to prepare and plan for, just as focusing on...

Checking Our Packs: Setting Out

In our efforts to become God-centered families, we can work towards developing specific tools of critical thinking skills and channels for open and honest dialogue among family members. In a sense, these tools function like navigation tools. To get...

A Story of Thanksgiving in Nature

I bet that if people spent a little time each day, just a minute staring at the stars at night or looking out across forests, mountains, or sparkling water, they would live a lot differently. I was trudging up a rocky trail, a worn path up a rather steep...

Alternatives to Screen Time

Ah, the convenience of technology. Smartphones, tablets, entertainment subscriptions, and online video streaming is making it easier to keep kids busy when mom and dad are working hard running to work, taking care of other siblings, cooking meals, or...

One Step at a Time – Oh, and Focus on Your Breathing

The summit looked so far as it played peek-a-boo through the morning mist. It always did at the start of the journey. But Ken was experienced enough to know that if you kept looking up at the summit, it was easy to get discouraged. The point was to start,...