These days, there seems to be a noticeable trend of parents leaning toward becoming best friends with their kids, rather than really parenting. One case in particular was pretty extreme. I watched with mouth agape as one high school girl’s mom leaned WAY in this direction. Not only did she try to be best buddy... Read More
I have a foster world HERO who has become a dear friend. Her name is Pam Parish. Recently we were having lunch and talking about our fostering journeys—her's being MUCH more extensive than mine. Pam shared an insight with which I could immediately identify! It's such a powerful parenting insight, I knew you'd benefit from... Read More
Remember back in your school days when you’d hear that a substitute teacher was coming the next day? Or you’d arrive at school and while making your way to class, you’d hear that Mrs. Whoever was absent, and a sub had come instead? For me, that announcement brought forth simultaneous giddiness and dread. Giddiness, because... Read More
Parenting teenagers… not for the faint of heart. I’ll never forget one particular prom night. It was around midnight; but we had given our son permission to stay out later, since it was such a special occasion. We had done our homework, and felt confident the plans were safe and parents would be around at... Read More
Last year, the week before Labor Day, I was at the bank drive thru making a deposit. As we wrapped up the transaction, the teller said to me, “Remember, wear clothes on Monday.” “Excuse me??” I responded to him, yes HIM. “Wear clothes?” “No ma’am, we’re CLOSED on Monday.” Oh my goodness, I immediately put... Read More
Sandra is a Georgia native and has lived in the Atlanta area since graduating from Georgia Tech in 1988. She married Andy that same year and they founded North Point Ministries in 1995. Sandra’s ministry passion is promoting foster care in the local church. Much of her time these days is spent in seminary classes through Dallas Theological Seminary, working on various writing projects, and continuing her involvement with Fostering Together – the foster care initiative at North Point Ministries.
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“For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God” (Eph. 2:8).