Category Archives: Parenting

MexiGO! 2014

I have been busy organizing another intergenerational mission trip to Ensenada BC Mexico for College Avenue Baptist Church this summer. We’re calling it MexiGO! 2014 and once again, we’ll be working with YUGO Ministries out of their Ensenada Outreach Center. … Continue reading

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Grandparenting Is Grand!

I know it’s hard to believe by looking at Marci and me, but we now have five grandchildren. Our oldest is 14, our youngest was born last month. All five of them are beautiful, brilliant kids who will excel at … Continue reading

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Mexico Mission 2013

Last week I led a group of 20 people from CABC (College Avenue Baptist Church) to Ensenada, Mexico for an intergenerational short-term mission trip. Once again, we stayed at YUGO Ministries’ Ensenada Outreach Center (EOC) and worked with their staff … Continue reading

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Trinity River – Another Great Family Band

I have a special fondness for family bluegrass bands, I suppose because it combines two of my passions — family ministry and bluegrass music. I work with families at my church and do my best to help parents stay connected … Continue reading

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Teaching Respect with Consequences

The article below was excerpted  from my book Cleared for Takeoff by HomeWord for the March edition of their parent newsletter: Respect is obviously short in supply these days, but is absolutely something our kids need to learn for their own … Continue reading

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Parenting Tips for the New Year

Actually, I wrote these tips about twenty years ago but they were recently reprinted in HomeWord’s January 2013 Parent Newsletter. Here they are for a whole new generation of parents: Parenting adolescents can be a scary prospect, as kids get older … Continue reading

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Taking Your Kids to “Big Church”

Every 5th Sunday at College Avenue Baptist, we cancel all of our childrens programming during the morning worship hour so that families can worship together all in the same place. Our services are intergenerational in the sense that our youth … Continue reading

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Ancient History: Mine

My sister Mary posted this old picture of our parents on her facebook page last week. My dad was in the Seabees during World War II, building airstrips, barracks, bridges and the like in the Pacific Theatre. This photo was … Continue reading

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Facebook and the Seven Deadly Sins

Once a month, I write a short article for “CABC Parents,” an e-newsletter for parents at College Avenue Baptist Church. Here’s the latest: The Danish philosopher and theologian Soren Kierkegaard wrote a story about a group of very clever burglars … Continue reading

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Sticky Faith

A few weeks ago I got a shiny blue package in the mail from Zondervan Publishing House containing a prepublication copy of Sticky Faith, the new book for parents by Kara Powell and Chap Clark. The book has a catchy … Continue reading

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