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For years, I taught a parenting course called, Dynamic Parenting ©. The course was designed to improve the behavior of children. One of the skills taught was how to praise a child. Praise was broken down into teachable parts. Look […]

“Desperate” was the word that kept rolling off the lips of the people sitting in my living room. We were an odd bunch—a former Methodist minister and president of several colleges, a former executive television producer turned academic, a leadership […]

Affirmation is powerful! Katie walked off the ballet stage. Having danced her heart out, she came flying into my arms. Beaming like only a mother can, I reached down, kissed her and said, “You were beautiful, wonderful and of course, […]

I’m not a theologian. But I’ve been a Christian for years and  still attend church. Lately, I’ve had three questions about the theology of the part of the service usually referred to as the praise and worship. I’ve noticed that […]

So many of us are facing difficult circumstances, a diagnosis of cancer, a divorce, a troubled teen or prodigal child, a significant loss….the list could go on. And today marks another anniversary of 911. I remember it like yesterday. Sometimes, […]

Today, 11-11-11 is Global Day of Worship. 24 hours 24 time zones Joining 24 elders around the throne to throw our Lord a party. No purpose but to worship Him!         For one day, the globe gives […]