A Fostering Testimony

Guest AuthorAdoption/Fostering, Family, Featured4 Comments

Guest Author – Julie Warkentin Southland’s impact on our decision to foster was huge! No one there ever told us we should foster or adopt, though sometimes people wonder if they do because of the high percentage of families who do. What we are taught … Read More

Making friends in Middle School

Thom DickFeatured, School1 Comment

I don’t care what anyone tells you being in middle school, those grades from 5-8 are hard. Probably one of the most difficult things about them is the way our friends change in those years. I remember being in grade 5 and crying to my [awesome] teacher, Mrs. … Read More

8 thoughts on transitioning to a new school

Thom DickFeatured, School0 Comments

Depending on your child heading back to school might be exciting or terrifying. However, transitioning to a new school is always tricky. Here are 8 thoughts on making the transition a little bit smoother. ONE: Do a drive-by We are scared of the unknown, so make the … Read More

Why I Remain a Christian

Thom DickApologetics, Featured2 Comments

  I think some people I assume I am a Christian for job security. Perhaps I’ve even felt that in the past. Today I know that nothing could be further from the truth. I became a Christian because I had a powerful experience with God … Read More

Two GREAT app’s for parents

Thom DickFeatured, Parenting0 Comments

Of late I have stumbled upon two great apps for parents that you may want to check out. Parent Cue The first app is called “Parent Cue” and was developed by ReTHINK – the same folks who put on the family ministries conference “Orange.” This … Read More

Why I am a Christian

Thom DickFeatured, Parenting6 Comments

I was born into a Christian family, but that is only a small part of why I am a Christian. I am grateful for the foundations my family gave me, however every soul needs to find their own answer in Jesus for faith to mean … Read More

The Command to Teach our Children

Thom DickFeatured, Parenting0 Comments

I recently added Psalm 78:5-7 to my memory verse rotation. It says: He established a testimony in Jacob and set up a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers to teach to their children so that a future generation— children yet to be born—might … Read More

Prepping Your Kids For Summer Camp

Thom DickCamp, Featured0 Comments

It’s summer camp season again and many of our kids are just chomping at the bit to spend their week in nature, making new friends and creating awesome memories. However, for some of our kids, the battle between excitement and fear is a real thing. What … Read More

Becoming the Wonderer

Thom DickFeatured, Parenting0 Comments

I heard once that the ancient Jews would sometimes wait up to two years or more to name their children so that the name would match their personality. I have no idea if this is actually true or not, but for the purpose of this … Read More

Surviving Family Roadtrips

Thom DickFamily, Featured0 Comments

Our family likes to road trip. Over the past few years we’ve taken a bunch and, I believe, have gained a lot of wisdom in the art of long-haul survival. (Bear Grylls should shoot an episode from inside our van!) A few years ago, we drove … Read More

4 Ways to Help Lonely Kids

Thom DickFamily, Featured1 Comment

Our second son is currently in grade 4, going into grade 5, and he is experiencing some of the same challenges with friends that his older brother had at that age. What is it about those grades? Maybe it’s because kids at that age are … Read More