The Loneliness of Parenting Alone

I pulled into a parking space outside the high school gym and grabbed my purse. I didn’t want to be late for the first varsity football parents meeting. My son had sweated through years of football to get…

Six Encouragements for Your Graduate

“What’s next?” “Where you headed?” “What’s your plan?” “What sort of things do you like to do?” “Where have you applied?” High school seniors field these questions and several others during their senior year. In a world hyper-focused…

Grace for My Stoned Teenager

Teaching the concept of grace to students is easy. The stories of forgiveness in the face of wrongdoing are the kind of stories that have kids riveted and hanging on your every word. Practicing grace is too often…