Since my kids have aged out of Foundations/Essentials, I asked my good friend Jade to share some of her tips for success with a big family on their CC community day. She has two students in Challenge and five younger kids to get to community day. It is possible to make it work with a…

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My family lives with my mother in the house where I grew up. When you’ve lived in the same place for over forty years, things tend to pile up. I’ve developed some organization principles over the years to help keep our home available for hospitality. They may not be profound, but it seems as I…

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I love the pace of summer. Even though we generally have a variety of different events that mess up the routine, the overall pace of summer is restful. The sun slows me down, invites me to soak in its goodness, and reminds me of God’s faithfulness. Sometimes we need reminding of these truths that seemed…

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It all started with a cardboard box and a creative teenager. Last Christmas I ordered a new chair for the living room and my daughter confiscated the box. She said she’d only keep it for a week, but then I saw what she made out of it. It was the most creative box clubhouse I’d…

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