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
The last 5 years have been a journey of discovering my emotions. Several books have helped me wade through them along the way, and I'll add this one to the list. Because of a conflict that began 5 years ago, I realized with great urgency that I was a stuffer of my emotions. Until my … Continue reading Review: True Feelings – God’s Gracious and Glorious Purpose for Our Emotions
Some of the things we do during winter to keep sicknesses at bay: Daily doses of elderberry syrup. If cold symptoms appear, up the dose to 3-4 a day. I make our syrup from dried elderberries and raw local honey. This is so much cheaper than buying it, which is totally acceptable if you don't … Continue reading Tips for Staying Well When Flu Lurks