The thought comes in various moments; sitting at dinner, driving across town, lying awake at night: God has entrusted me with the care of a beautiful woman, two precious girls, and a dear little man. What the heck was He thinking? Please, someone tell me I’m not the best we have. Isn’t there someone wiser, […]
There are echoes of Eden in our pain, a longing to slide past the angel’s burning sword and, though singed, reenter Paradise. The Bible and all human experience is haunted with our loss. Shortly after the Fall in Genesis 3 we read a refrain that’s as hateful as it is perpetual. “And he died…and he […]
Part of the heart behind Story Warren is serving parents (and others who care for young humans) as allies by connecting them to artists who are truly, well, allies. This week Andrew Peterson releases Light for the Lost Boy, a record so well-suited for the regular readers here (the latest in a long line of […]
We are big Dan Zanes fans in our home. We especially love his Sea Music, but the record this song comes from, Night Time, is also pretty great. It even features a Zulu song, which warms my part-African heart. Enjoy!
A few years ago, a seasoned parent and dear friend taught me to say ‘yes’ to my kids as often as possible. “No” is every parent’s invaluable weapon against injury, back talk, obesity, apathy, and just plain rottenness, so we’re going to have to use it plenty… but I try to surprise with a “yes” […]