Parents, Why Is It So Difficult to Give Grace to Ourselves?

By: Kendra Fletcher on Tuesday January 2, 2018

I didn’t set out to do that. I’m not charitable enough to want to parent people forever and ever amen. But as with so many areas of life, the path changes and morphs and improves and surprises us at every turn. While I love and adore all of my kids, I find certain stages to be exhausting and...

I Daresay, Elisabeth Elliot Would Not Get a Book Deal in 2017

By: Kendra Fletcher on Thursday December 7, 2017

Also on that list were Ruth Bell Graham, Edith Schaeffer, and Corrie ten Boom, all women who grew up in and around ministry of some sort, all of who knew the Word of God backwards and forwards and communicated in a no-nonsense, often witty style. But today, the publishing industry is different. I'm...

Mothers, Be Good to Your Daughters

By: Kendra Fletcher on Thursday November 9, 2017

She was young — 18 — and her attention was on the small screen she held in her hand, a smile slowly appearing on her face as she responded to whomever was on the other end. When the stylist inquired about school or work or boyfriend, she readily entered into conversation, polite, cheerful,...

Parents, It’s Time to Tell Ourselves the Truth

By: Kendra Fletcher on Thursday September 28, 2017

Me too. This is the time of year when I have to remind myself that the frenetic pace of back-to-school will settle into a routine sooner or later, and that by January I’ll be over it all and wanting a break from both the homeschooling of some of our kids and the responsibilities that come with our...

Supper Club

By: Kendra Fletcher on Tuesday September 5, 2017

Born of a need to simplify the outsized "community groups" of our local church, there are just six of us - three married couples - and we came to the table wounded, or tired, or both. We meet just once a month, and we rotate homes. It's easy on the hosts and we look forward to every carefully...

What to Do When You Feel Like God is Silent

By: Kendra Fletcher on Thursday August 10, 2017

She’s been through a couple of jobs, patronizing bosses, and one who forgot to tell his employees that he was cutting their health insurance. He also forgot their paychecks a few months in a row. She’s passionate. She loves people well, and she loves missions. She’s been all over the world,...

Ugly Spiritual Elitism

By: Kendra Fletcher on Tuesday July 4, 2017

Let me back up. For those who are new to Christianity, new to the Christian faith, new to church community, new to the powerful transformation the gospel brings to us as individuals, words like “elite” and “elect” probably don’t translate well in slightly unfamiliar territory. So that we...

When Homeschool Speakers Forget Jesus

By: Kendra Fletcher on Thursday June 1, 2017

I ask him to write humorous posts but it's usually 11 p.m. and he looks at me with eyes that squint and say, "Girl. I have to get up at 5:30 tomorrow morning so I can go pull tartar out of people's teeth."  We're coming off a weekend of hosting my brother's family from Texas. They're all...