Getting Through It

Getting Through It

If you’re a parent, is there anything sweeter than seeing your kids flourishing? It’s so great to watch them when they’re in their sweet spot—joyous and doing well. Is there much in life that’s better than that? I’m having a hard time coming up with many things that...
Give and Take

Give and Take

When I do unexpected or special things for my wife Jane, I often notice that in the back of my mind I’m thinking, “I sure hope she does something nice for me now.” If you find yourself judging me after reading that sentence, I have two things to say. First off, you’re...
Brand New

Brand New

Newness is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? Peeling the protective sticker off of the screen of a new phone is so satisfying. We enjoy newness so much that there’s even a phrase identifying the way that new cars smell! It seems to me that adults over the age of thirty...
Gentleness, Honesty, and Love

Gentleness, Honesty, and Love

In this article, I want to highlight three positive characteristics and encourage you to make them each a priority in your life. As you can see from the title, this list is not brand new information—it’s a reminder to focus on the basics when it comes to building and...
Focusing on the Positive

Focusing on the Positive

Have you ever realized how easy it is to notice the flaws of the people in your family? Take a moment to think about how quickly you can pick out bad habits that you see in your spouse or kids. In fact, it’s so easy to see that it’s almost like you’re looking into a...