131 Boredom Buster and Creativity Builders for Kids

Help your kids bust boredom, build creativity, and have an awesome childhood!

Inspire your kids to bust boredom, build creativity, and have an awesome childhood! My new book, 131 Boredom Busters and Creativity Builders for Kids, will guide you on this journey. It is packed with activities to engage your kids, inspire their imagination, and encourage increased responsibility at home. Many of the ideas are family favorites–so we […]

Boredom Busters and Creativity Builders

Finding Good With Childlike Wonder–Link-up #30

Children are experts at finding good in everyday events of life. It was the Summer of 2011, and I was on a daddy daughter date with my girls at Coronado Bay. This happens to be one of my favorite places in the world. Coronado bridge is a massive, 2.1 mile structure that connects San Diego to the […]

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Catching Foxes–Link-up #29

Simple ways I'm growing this week.

I took a deep breath and let out a sigh. Immediately, I wished that I could take the sigh back. Sighing is a bad habit. I sigh when I feel stressed. I sigh when life becomes rushed. And, I sigh when little annoyances come my way. On this particular morning, I felt hurried. Whenever possible, I  plan pockets of down […]

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Family Conversations Team-up and Link-up #27

Back in January, I proclaimed 2016 as my year of teamwork. It has awesome experiencing the power of teamwork in action with the launch of my latest book on creative family conversations.  Here is what has happened so far! 20 Family Conversations Over Dinner In addition to writing an incredible review, Pat Fenner from www.PatAndCandy.com, asked if she could […]

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Smiling, Sipping Coffee, and Breathing Deeply–Link-up #27

Your permission to relax and practice good self-care this week!

“You cannot impart to others that which you do not possess.” This is one of my favorite quotes from Dr. Barry Lord, a favorite professors while I was in graduate school. This quote is also the reason I am smiling, sipping coffee, and breathing deeply this week. After three glorious months of leave, today I  make my return to […]

Smiling, Sipping Coffee, and Breathing Deeply

How Small Actions Impact Marriage in a Big Way–Link-up #26

Small actions can make or break a marriage. Tiny acts of kindness are sometimes the ones that are remember most. Unfortunately, tiny acts of contempt are also long remembered, and can be powerful enough to turn a good relationship sour. The bottom line is that when it comes to marriage, little actions make a big difference. In fact, my marriage […]

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Dear Church, Will You Help My Children Discover a Love For Jesus That Sticks?–Link-up #23

Learn how parents can team-up with the church to build a faith that lasts a lifetime!

Dear church family, I have a favor to ask. I need your help with something that is far too big–and important–to accomplish on my own. Will you partner with me in helping my children develop a love for Jesus that lasts a lifetime? This tops my list of things that matter! The good news is that encouraging children to walk […]

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131 Creative Conversations For Couples: The Story Behind The Book!

Christ-honoring questions to deepen your relationship, grow your friendship, and kindle romance.

Take your relationship from dull and bland to passionate, inspired, and connected, as your grow your insights into your significant other’s inner world! Marriage isn’t easy. According to The Bonded Family: 48% of all first marriage will eventually end in divorce. 70%+ of remarriages involving children end in dissolution within 5 1/2 years. As a […]

131 Creative Conversations For Couples

The Family Leadership Manifesto

Why I'm trading in authoritative advice for ongoing conversation.

The Family Leadership Manifesto I’m a family leader. I am a part of a community of moms and dads who believe that family leadership, is an ongoing conversation. I won’t tell you how to parent, and I won’t judge you when you fail. I use the words, “When you fail,” and not “If you fail,” because […]

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Coffee Shop Inspirations: Get Energized to Lead Well!

Five strategies to take you from from burned-out, to inspired, refreshed, and energized!

Coffee Shop Inspirations, will take you from burned-out, to inspired, refreshed, and energized! These five foundational skills will help you tackle life’s challenges, and lead with confidence! Hi, I’m Jed. I wrote  for anyone feeling stuck or discouraged. The story of why I wrote this book, goes back ten years. I was facing many roadblocks myself. As a follower of Jesus […]