Tag Archives: children

A different thing than asking God to fix your kids

[Today’s guest post on honest parenting experiences is from Dan Behrens, a pastor in Auburn, Washington. Dan nails it.] Discussion on “parenting advice” and “spanking” is complex and can be tough to navigate. I am certainly no expert, but as … Continue reading

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Growing Old, Gracefully or Not

If  good memoirs reveal something about the writer, great memoirs reveal something about the reader. By that measure, Jennifer Grant’s When Did Everybody Else Get So Old is a great memoir. The subtitle Indignities, Compromises, and the Unexpected Grace of … Continue reading

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Pastoring, Parenting, and Best-Laid Plans

[Today’s guest post is from April Fiet. She’s wise, caring and knows how to put the two together.] When my oldest child was a few months old, I took him to the nursery at our church for the first time. … Continue reading

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Father’s Day for my children – Advice Is Overrated

As Father’s Day is coming up, here’s an archived post from three years back: Advice Is Overrated, Encouragement Isn’t [My son K is 22 and recently graduated from UC Berkeley. My daughter J is 20 and a third year student … Continue reading

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Counting to a million thousand billion kajillion

[Tomorrow is UC Davis’ annual Picnic Day, so I am offering this post from the archives.] *** We had a friend’s  four kids with us last weekend – ages 2, 5, 8 and 11 – from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. … Continue reading

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Kids are Not Adults – a guest post from Kelly Russell

[Today’s guest post on kids and parenting is from Kelly Russell, the Caffeinated Wanderer. Her growth as a parent will sound familiar to many of us who have either navigated the journey or watched friends who have grown as parents.] … Continue reading

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How to Encourage Kids – Rachael Ray gives a lesson

Rachael Ray’s Kids’ Cook-Off has been a favorite show to watch in our house. Season after season I see ten year olds cooking better than I ever could. They get a lot of help from Rachael as she mentors the kids … Continue reading

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Mega-Pastor Passes Judgment and Blames Mothers

[From the archives, a post that originally ran as a guest post at Julie Anne Smith’s Spiritual Sounding Board.] *** John Piper has a message for you moms whose kids don’t behave in public the way he thinks they should: if … Continue reading

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What Giving Away a Thousand Children’s Books Looks Like

Here’s the latest from our friends Jan and Doug Hanson as they prepare to move from teaching at a Christian college in Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific to a school administered by Native Americans in the American Southwest. *** … Continue reading

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The Child’s Photo Album That Lasts Forever

[Updated from the archives.] *** Frans Hofmeester loves his daughter Lotte. There’s nothing unusual about that. But how he showed that love is out of the ordinary: he took pictures of his daughter from birth to age 14 and then … Continue reading

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