10 Ideas para celebrar adviento

El año pasado escribí este artículo sobre el Adviento y lo que significa. Este año simplemente quiero ofrecer algunas ideas que espero que te inspiren para celebrar con tu familia la primera venida de Cristo y anticipar la segunda. La idea no es añadir algo más en esta época complicada, sino más bien hacer unContinue reading “10 Ideas para celebrar adviento”

An Armor for the Holiday Season and Beyond

I recently heard someone quip that 2020 will soon become an adjective synonym of unexpected or unprecedented. As in, “I feel 2020” or, “That was very 2020 of him.” Someone else said it might be better to use it is as a verb: “Can you 2020 that?” At this point in the year most ofContinue reading “An Armor for the Holiday Season and Beyond”

On the Work of the Middle Years

I don’t hear a lot of people talking often about the middle years: those years between the little years and the teens years. I’ve heard about (and lived through!) the physical exhaustion of diapers, nighttime feedings, running behind a toddler. I’ve also heard about the emotional exhaustion of staying late talking with your teens, theContinue reading “On the Work of the Middle Years”

Lessons on Marriage from Life Overseas

For half of our married life we have lived overseas. Recently as I reflected on our life together, I realized that learning to live in another country is like learning to live with your spouse. So here are some tips on marriage brought to you from our life as expats. Become a fluent speaker andContinue reading “Lessons on Marriage from Life Overseas”

On Going to the Word When We are Perplexed

Sometimes we are tempted to stay away from God’s Word when we are confused about an aspect of the character of God. I experienced that this week. I have been really wrestling with a difficult relationship and not understanding how God is working through it. On top of that I was reading passages in Numbers andContinue reading “On Going to the Word When We are Perplexed”

Algunas preguntas & respuestas sobre el reto de leer la Biblia con nuestros hijos

¿En qué consiste el reto? El reto de ZonderKids que estoy usando consiste en leer la Biblia (específicamente 100 capítulos) con nuestros hijos por 100 dias, pero dependiendo de la edad (y hábitos de tus hijos), yo lo adaptaría a simplemente leer cada día del verano. ¿Donde puedo encontrar el reto en español? ¿Para cuálesContinue reading “Algunas preguntas & respuestas sobre el reto de leer la Biblia con nuestros hijos”

A Tool To Disciple our Kids in Reading and Studying God’s Word

Many (many!) years ago, I learned to read. And as soon as I did, my dear parents gifted me a Bible, a Reina Valera 1960 edition (in Spanish). I still remember the excitement and wonder I felt, holding that book. I felt so grown up… amazed that I could read it for myself, all byContinue reading “A Tool To Disciple our Kids in Reading and Studying God’s Word”

On FIFA & Hebrews: some thoughts on not losing heart

It is day 34 of lockdown/curfew and oh friends, I am TIRED. My guess is most of you are too. And maybe, if you are like me, you know there are some really hard things that will not change after all this is over. That thought – the thought that life won’t necessarily get easierContinue reading “On FIFA & Hebrews: some thoughts on not losing heart”