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Pardon the Mess offers real, raw, and honest conversations about parenting our kids with biblical truth in a fast-changing world. Our guests will encourage you, remind you of what matters to the Lord, and make you laugh thinking “ain’t that the truth.” Join us as we commit to stay the course as parents, remembering that if we don’t teach our children to follow Christ – the world will teach them not to. Relax, there are no perfect parents, just a perfect God who is always ready to pardon our mess as we journey the parenting road together.

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Nov 26, 2020

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; His love endures forever.” —Psalm 107:1

Happy Thanksgiving! 

I hope today is a wonderful day full of family, food, and ample opportunities to thank the Lord for his provision in your life. I’m thankful for so much this Thanksgiving, but, in particular, I’m grateful for...


Nov 23, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving week! 

Several years ago, I wrote “10 Signs of a Thanksgiving Epic Fail.” 

Although our Thanksgiving this year will look quite different from most, the article is still available should you need a litmus test for determining the success of Thanksgiving 2020. 

This week, we’re praying for...


Nov 19, 2020

Today’s podcast is a must-listen to if for no other reason than hearing Matthew West describe 2020 in song. 

Yes, he sings in real-time for us, and it’s funny and total greatness.  

Most of us have loved Matthew West’s music for many years, but he takes it to a whole new level when talking about his family,...


Nov 16, 2020

“A holy life will produce the deepest impression. Lighthouses blow no horns, they only shine.” —D. L. Moody

That’ll preach, right? 

This week, we’re praying that our kids are marked by light. 

In a year full of profound uncertainty and anxiety, our culture desperately needs to hear the gospel message that...


Nov 12, 2020

What are some things you wish you would have learned earlier in your Christian walk? 

I can think of so many, but I find myself wanting my kids to figure out early on that knowing about God isn’t the same as knowing God. A key ingredient to this is how we communicate with God in prayer. 

We’re talking about this...