2020 has been no laughing matter. However, one of the things I miss most is laughing more. The seriousness of what we have been up against has the potential to steal our sense of humor and the gravity of our circumstances has a way of quietly overshadowing our joy. When it feels like a battle to...
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Defining a Generation
Our experiences in 2020 will undeniably mark our students’ generation. Generation Z includes those born between 1997 and 2012, which includes the age range for the majority of our current student population at UNW. The global pandemic, not to mention civil unrest, economic crisis, cataclysmic...
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Preparing for Launch
Smart and hard sometimes go together. It is wise to save part of our income for the future. It’s also tough to make sacrifices that put preparation for the future ahead of present needs. It is good for us to eat healthy food. It’s also rough to pass up chocolate chip cookies in favor of steamed...
Friday, August 7, 2020
The Last Frontier
May was National Mental Health Awareness Month. The goal was and is to take down the stigma associated with mental health challenges. We have a long way to go. In fact, in most churches communities, mental illness is one of the last frontiers in proactive conversation.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Parenting in a Pandemic
Parenting does not come with a handbook. If it did, we would have thrown out the book and ordered up a new one when everything we learned got turned upside down by each new kid in the family. Even without instructions, the thing we all got better at, in due time, was relaxing in the midst of the...
Monday, May 4, 2020
God's Part, Our Part
In the wake of a pandemic, steep stock market plunges, and seismic shifts in the delivery of education, it would be easy to say that God’s role—His part—is to protect us from contracting disease, facing devastation, and disrupting our dreams. It would also be altogether too easy to say that our...
Monday, March 30, 2020
Which Lane Am I In?
“My way or the highway.” You know the parents I am referencing. Some of us called them Mom or Dad! There are still parents that believe a firm stance is a way to earn respect or that shaming children is a way to gain obedience and stay in control. For these parents, structure comes before nurture.
Thursday, February 27, 2020