Handing Over the Keys

There are events in life that parents contemplate as their children grow. Some are anticipated because they are announced before arrival—such as the many attempts by baby to roll over that lead to success, or the cranky baby before the first tooth pops up. Then there are the experiences we think are far into the future and there’s plenty of time to be prepared: Driver’s licenses, high school, college, and marriage. Sons and daughters, ready to take on the world, unaware of exactly what that means.

Blink your eyes and you’ll find your baby boy standing there, uncontrollable grin on his face, holding his brand new license, asking the question we dread. “Can I have the keys?” Continue reading Handing Over the Keys

The Jordan at Flood Stage

The Jordan at flood stage. For you and me that might be too much month at the end of the money, the call from the doctor that brings you to your knees, or one of your children experiencing desperate hurt and you cannot kiss it and make it all better.
We all experience the Jordan at flood stage. Knowing this, how can we get ready for the unknown and unexpected? How can we prepare for what is around the bend? Continue reading The Jordan at Flood Stage