What if my Child has a Setback during 12 Tasks?

What if my Child has a Setback during 12 Tasks?

A lot of things can happen in the course of a year. Both for you and for your son or daughter. You can do your best to lay out a strategic plan for the 12 Tasks with one task a month or with a series of progressive challenges carefully spaced out. Then, something...
Running for Your Heart

Running for Your Heart

My grandson Anderson and my son Richard just ran a half marathon in the heat of Portland for one of Anderson’s 12 tasks. Richard had tried to practice in Rwanda during his month-long teaching time there but he was clearly dragging as they passed the 12 mile mark....
In The Steps

In The Steps

A few days ago, I stood at the wailing wall in Jerusalem watching devout worshippers bobbing and chanting before the last known remnant of Herod’s Temple. Jews and Gentiles alike stood in this place and contemplated how faith ought to be expressed to gain approval...
The Mountains Around Us

The Mountains Around Us

I had to smile when I heard the young preacher from the prairies talk about his sense of coming into my area of the country. He had come from a place where you could see a dog running fifty miles away. Now, he stood gazing up at whitecapped peaks which tickled the...
Four Things for Grace-based Parenting

Four Things for Grace-based Parenting

I am a fan of grace. There are times in my life when I knew that talking about grace wasn’t going to be enough. Grace is undeserved favor and nothing I could do in a given situation was going to change the way I’d blown it. I’ve needed grace with my wife, my...
Setting Traditions as a Family

Setting Traditions as a Family

We all have traditions. They may not look like anyone else’s but we have them. Whether it’s the Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years or Easter festivities – we know where we’re supposed to meet and what we’re supposed to do. One of our family traditions is to go camping...