Some people are surprised to learn that I (Julie) don't buy everything organic. This probably goes without saying but I'll say it anyway: don't just take my word for it, do your own research. And, I do not think less of you when you buy differently than me. Everyone is on their own health journey. … Continue reading My Matrix for Buying Organic
We spent six months living in the South Pacific. Here's a few things we learned.
This is my family's new fav meal. I think in part because everyone has a bit of control over individualization. Inspiration came from a new-to-me restaurant I visited a year ago in the DC area called Cava. The idea for the restaurant is similar to Chipotle, except instead of Mexican, it's Mediterranean. You walk down … Continue reading Mediterranean Meatball Bowls (recipe)
Last spring my laconic eighth grader came to me about the emergency contingency plans at his school. He was legit concerned about what would happen if there was an active shooter situation. Good convo. We moved on. But then he brought it up again. When he's talking to me more than once about a situation, … Continue reading 3 Ways You Can Reduce School Shootings
Just one more meal makes a difference. The Table is the intersection of Food, Family, and Faith.
For seven years I drove my 1989 Chevy pickup around without air conditioning. It went out somewhere around West Lake, Florida while driving from Louisville to Orlando in the summer of 1998. That was the summer of raging forest fires across northern Florida, so not only did I almost sweat death, I about choked to … Continue reading The Most Valuable Commodity of Our Age
When we talk to men and women at marriage conferences about their differing levels of interest in sexual intimacy, here's some of what we tell them.
We can't all be happy all the time, but we can try to keep moving toward maturity.
Summer reading lists usually entail works of fiction or history - something of a lighter fare that can be picked up and put down with ease. This list may or may not reflect that genre as much as it is some recommendations from what I (John) have read so far this year. A Severe Mercy … Continue reading Summer Reading 2018
Back in October FamilyLife helped launch my new book, True Identity. The book is written for teens to help them process life's big questions. One of the things I've been asked for since the book released is a discussion guide for small groups. Well.... I've finally put one together! It's here for anyone to download. If … Continue reading True Identity: Discussion Guide