Don’t leave God out of COVID-19

Our family discussed COVID-19 last night sitting on the front porch of an old house in the Hill Country. A couple of us are midway into significant leadership decisions related to the virus. We are learning new phrases like “abundance of caution” and “social distancing.” We discussed at length every human precaution we could take for our families and the…

Her 4 minutes are up

4 minutes. Last night our high school women’s soccer team played its last game of the season losing in the first round of the playoffs. Our daughter is a senior. With 4 minutes left it hit me. This was it. She had 4 minutes left. All the practices, games, driveway play, flashed through my mind. This was it. I played…

Parenting Concern #4: We don’t give our children permission to fail

As American parents we are very concerned with the success of our children. So much so, we exhaust ourselves and them, striving for it. In extreme cases, as seen in the recent college admission scandal involving some of America’s elite parents, we are willing to manipulate circumstances in order to ensure the success of our children. This is just wrong.…