7 July

6000 Days – Part 1

6000 Days – Part 1

At Highpoint, we use the term 7000 days to help remind us to be intentional in our parenting. If we consider the typical crib to college time span, we only have 7000 days where our children are under our roof. As both of our children hover around the last 1000 days, I find myself wanting […]

14 May

Parenting from two different planets

Parenting from two different planets

If you could measure how much freedom Chris had in his home as a teenager, I had the equivalent amount of limitations. The parenting styles in each of our homes were as different as chocolate and vanilla. I remember having a conversation with a counselor about a decade ago. As we were casually talking, he […]

12 May

Round Two

Round Two

Just this past January, we released our firstborn son with a driver’s license and a car to use under our direction. I’ve barely adjusted to being a driver again after so many months in the passenger seat… yet by the end of this month, I’ll begin the cycle again. This time, our youngest will get […]

7 May

Don’t you chop my daughter like that!

Don’t you chop my daughter like that!

“Don’t you chop my daughter like that!” were the words I heard shouted by a mother of the opposing team at my daughter’s recent lacrosse game. I was a little startled by the comment. Don’t worry – there were no knives involved. It’s a term in reference to a move in lacrosse. Nonetheless, it was not […]

30 April

You can do less

You can do less

Not long after becoming a Christian, I became aware of the most famous, nameless Christian woman. She is the standard. She is the one who either inspires us to keep striving, or makes us cringe from a sense of inadequacy. I had her “name” imprinted on my bible years ago. No pressure. She’s the one […]

21 April

How long will it take?

How long will it take?

Are there things you’ve been trying to fix for years? Have you been begging God to remove a fear you battle? … or replace an unhealthy thought? … heal a gaping hole in your heart? Are you worn out from trying to talk sense into that family member or friend? Have you been praying for […]

16 April

Hot and Cold

Hot and Cold

It’s that time of year when the temperature is hard to predict. Everything becomes very relative. After an unusually late but cold winter, it finally reached into the 50s a few weeks ago and you would’ve thought that summer was here. 50º felt so good as we traded in our boots for flip-flops. Yet after […]

9 April

The Unintended Exchange

The Unintended Exchange

In a recent blog, I mentioned that I’d committed to go to bed by 10:00pm this year and made everyone else in our house miserable in the process. At 9:59pm, you would’ve thought I was Cinderella trying to get home from the ball before the last stroke of midnight… minus the pretty dress, hair, and […]

7 April

Did I Fail?

Did I Fail?

I spent much of my childhood dreaming of being the next Oprah Winfrey or Donald Trump. My husband spent his childhood and adolescence visualizing himself as the next Fred Couples… (that’s golf, for those of you who skipped Sports Center in the 1990s!). We’re not short on goals in our home. Yet not one of […]

2 April

Silent but Violent

Silent but Violent

As Chris and I have entered the world of podcasts, one of my recent assignments was to begin to listen to a variety of podcasts to continue learning and improving. One particular episode that I listened to by Andy Stanley mentioned the idea of an unworthy goal. I started thinking about the idea. Some people […]