2020-03-01 Pictures: Lyndsey’s College Signing Day

This afternoon Lyndsey made it official, signing her letter of intent to play college basketball for the Hiram College Terriers starting next year. While she made the decision and committed to Hiram before Christmas, she has been looking forward to this day since her...

2020-02-13 Pictures: Lyndsey’s 18th Birthday

I am little behind on posting photos. These are some of my favorites from a couple of weekends ago when we got a chance to celebrate Lyndsey's 18th birthday. It's hard to believe that my little girl is officially an adult. It was nice to have the family all back...


Introduction I love working with kids, and I love teaching them hard concepts in ways they can understand. To that end, for years I have been working on a dictionary of theological terms for kids and teens. In sharing those definitions, there seemed no better place to...

If You Want It Done Right

In all likelihood, you know how the phrase ends: If you want it done right, DO IT YOURSELF! This is a bit of a mantra for me, and frankly, something that I struggle with daily both in leadership and in my Christian walk.  In theory, this is easy to accept. ...

What Does God Hate?

This is the little and humble post that started it all. I happened to be reading through my Bible, and this passage impacted me so much that I posted a little blurb about it on Facebook. That was July 28, 2008, and I've been writing and sharing ever since. (Maybe...

Six Ways to Persevere Through the Sluggish Times in Ministry

Have you ever had one of those days?  You know the kind – where you really aren’t “in to” what you’re doing and you feel like you rather be doing just about anything else.  What do you do when those times correspond to your time in ministry. I wrote this...

A New Definition of Family

If we are going to effectively work with and understand kids today, we have to understand what a family is. Family, after all, is a defining characteristic for all us - some for the better and some for the worse. It seems like an...

#7 – His Little Princess (Top Ten Christian Books for Kids)

Top Ten #7

In a kids’ culture dominated by artificial Disney princesses and shallow role models, this book is a must for the little princess in your life.  His Little Princess…Treasured Letters from Your King by Sheri Rose Shepherd includes 50 reaffirming and empowering letters written in the form from God to his princess.  Each letter is accompanied by a prayer for your princess to offer back to God.  With such encouraging letters as:

  • I Choose You, My Princess
  • My Amazing Love For You
  • I Made You Beautiful
  • Showing Respect
  • Fear Not, My Child
  • Worship Your King
  • When You’re Angry
  • Resist Temptation
  • A Thankful Heart
  • Dress Like Royalty
  • My Word Is True
  • My Patient Princess
  • Telling People About Jesus

And many, many more, this book will teach your little girl solid biblical truths that she can live by.  Written with a real personal touch and beautifully decorated in a style any little girl will appreciate, I absolutely treasure the times I spend reading this book with my six year old daughter.

His Little PrincessHere is what has to say about this jewel of a book called  His Little Princess:

“Cinderella is a great story, but after the last page is turned, little girls can’t look forward to the tale coming true when they grow up. It’s just “for pretend.” Now girls ages four to nine can unveil the reality of their royal calling! His Little Princess shows them that they are not pretend princesses–God is for real! When a grown-up sits down to read out loud these touching love letters, girls will come to understand and embrace how much they are truly loved and adored by God, the King of kings! Recommended for ages 4 to 9.”

Although recommended for girls age 4 to 9 (and I think that is the appropriate target age), I think even older girls can benefit from this well written and inspiring collection of letters and prayers!