Whole Parents Make Good Parents

by Amy Waelchli About five months into my pregnancy with Carter, the emotional load of parenting loomed. It began to shift my relationship with my husband, Paul. How could it not change? Yet, naively, this aspect of pregnancy and parenting never occurred to me. Most...

My Parental “Aha!” Moment as a Father

by Greg Pierce I’ve been waiting twenty years for my parental “Aha!” moment, and I finally got it. My, was it sweet. You know the moment I’m talking about, the one where you finally realize that your child has become an adult, left the nest, exceeded your...

Home and Family: Adventures in Nearness

by Doug Wysockey-Johnson Have you ever wondered what happened the day after the prodigal returned? There was the father’s emotional welcome and a pull-out-the-stops party. But what was it like at the breakfast table the next morning? Did the father ever say any of the...

As-You-Are Hospitality

By Tiffany Montavon It’s 8:15am, morning rush hour, and I’m lost. Already. I checked the website, wrote directions, and jumped in the car, gulping coffee as I went out the door. Nonetheless, I’ve gone too far, after turning around twice, so I will...

Hospitality: Making Prayer Real and Solid

By Rachel Ann Russell One of the striking things about the Old Testament is the emphasis on proper hospitality, and the consequences of failures of hospitality. In the New Testament, Jesus remarked that “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son...