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Ryan North

Listen To My Voice

posted on June 25, 2016

Feeling alone is one of my least favorite feelings in the world. I don’t go to the movies by myself, I don’t go to concerts by myself, and I don’t go to sporting events by myself. I don’t even like…… Read More

Ryan North

Work with Enthusiasm

posted on June 18, 2016

One of the questions I like to ask people is “Why do you parent the way you do?” I recently asked a group of parents that question and I got some of the same answers I usually do. Those are…… Read More

Ryan North

We Can Be Very Bold

posted on June 13, 2016

One of the ways that trauma impacts our kids is that it alters their belief systems. An altered belief system can tell our kids that they are not deserving of love. An altered belief system can tell our kids that…… Read More

Ryan North

The Glory of the Lord will be Revealed

posted on June 4, 2016

Some of our kids have seen and experienced things that nobody should have as a part of their story. Many of them have much darkness condensed into a small period of time. They are still children after all. There are…… Read More

Ryan North

Empowered by His Strength

posted on May 27, 2016

We are a nation of innovators and pioneers. We are builders and explorers. We’ve been to the moon and we continue to explore space. We like to look forward and we don’t like to look back. We are always looking…… Read More

Ryan North

Grace Is All You Need

posted on May 20, 2016

I’d like to think that I’m a good parent. I try to meet my kids physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. I try to create an environment where they are safe and they feel safe. I’d like to think that I…… Read More

Ryan North

He Gives Power to the Weak

posted on May 13, 2016

Every day of my life is different. Most of the things I do and the people I see vary from day to day. There are consistencies day to day as well. Sadly, one of the consistent daily themes are those…… Read More

Ryan North

Seek Advice

posted on May 7, 2016

Benjamin Franklin famously once said that “God helps those who help themselves.” In a survey conducted some years ago asking people what their favorite Bible verse was Franklin’s quote was number one.  People were genuinely surprised to find out that…… Read More

Ryan North

Don’t Get Tired of Doing Good

posted on April 28, 2016

I am completely exhausted most nights when we go to bed. Not tired, but exhausted. I feel like every drop of energy has been wrung out of me that day. In that moment, I feel like saying to the day…… Read More

Ryan North

Love is Patient and KInd

posted on April 22, 2016

I’ve never attended a wedding where Paul’s passage on love wasn’t included in the ceremony and I imagine that you haven’t either. 1 Corinthians 13 is one of the most famous passages of in all of scripture. It’s almost up…… Read More