Letting Go Is Hard

Letting Go Is Hard

A few weeks ago my twenty-something son headed off with friends on a backpacking trip in Yosemite. The logical part of my brain was delighted that he had this opportunity to explore such a beautiful spot. The maternal part of my brain immediately began to consider all the potential dangers: grizzly attack, hypothermia, lightning strike, […]

Letting Go Requires Trust

Letting Go Requires Trust

It isn’t easy to let go of our children at any age. And yet, that’s exactly what we parents are supposed to do. Our goal, since the day our babies are born, is to raise them in such a way that they will grow up to be independent, capable adults. We know this, but it […]

When Pursuing the Best Means Letting Go

When Pursuing the Best Means Letting Go

The other day I was in a meeting with some other leaders from church. We were discussing an outreach event we’ve held for the past three years. The event had gone fairly well, but we were discussing whether it made sense to do it again next year. In the end, we decided not to hold […]