We went to see Beauty and the Beast and why we’re planning to take our kids too!

This isn’t intended to be political or controversial or even edgy… but after going to watch Beauty and the Beast with my “Beauty” (and yes that makes me the beast!), I just had to write something. Maybe you too have heard rumblings of controversy for Christians surrounding this Disney classic. Kelli and I talked a […]

What would make 2017 an amazing year for your family?

As our family grew and our kids got older that question, and certainly the answer to that question, looked a little different year to year. About ten years ago, our pastor, Dr. Jim Kennington preached a sermon on the importance of setting goals. I remember thinking at the time that it was a strange topic […]

The Lesson Our Kids Must Learn From Rivalry Games

This past weekend is known throughout college football as Rivalry Weekend. The reason is simple – many of the great college football rivalry games were played on Saturday. Our son Tana plays for the Washington State University Cougars. We had the privilege of attending his game against arch rival Washington. Because it was so close in […]

3 Reasons Why Every Parent Would Want to Follow a Sherpa!

According to Wikipedia – Sherpa are an ethnic group from the most mountainous region of Nepal, high in the Himalayas. Of course what they are most famous for is their ability as mountaineers and their knowledge of the local terrain. They were so valuable as guides to the explorers of the Himalayan region that the […]