Good-bye For Now

Thank you so much to those of you who prayed for me to recover from Covid back in April. Though the brain fog and fatigue hung on for months, the Lord has graciously restored my health. 

I’ve enjoyed doing this podcast so much the past 3 years, working with my son Isaiah (Finn) and getting to study and meditate on these stories from the Bible. 

As I look to the future, God has shown me that I need to focus my time on homeschooling two of my children this year and continue to be involved as a family at church, so I’ve had to make some difficult and painful decisions. 

For now, you won’t see new podcast episodes, but you will see activity on my website I will plan to keep my recommended resource page updated, with suggestions for children, parents, and materials for discipleship and spiritual growth. You will also see certain podcast episodes or series highlighted, especially around holidays. So if you’re only subscribed to the podcast, be sure you subscribe to my site here: 

There will still be some costs to host my website and to host the audio for past episodes so that they can be accessed through Spotify and iTunes, so if you’d like to support this work for a couple dollars a month, you can do so at

Lastly, thank you so much for being a parent or someone involved in working with children. It can feel exhausting, thankless, and discouraging when we aren’t able to see much fruit, but God sees and gives us grace in our efforts. We have so much hope because of Christ, who took the punishment for all our sins, credited us with His righteousness, and leads us moment by moment to God’s throne of grace and mercy. We are loving who Jesus loves as we compassionately and humbly train our children. So let’s keep going in Christ’s strength as we come to Him in each desperate need! 

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

Hoping for Restoration

Dear precious readers and listeners,

After coming down with Covid a few weeks ago, the Lord has chosen not to restore my strength and health yet. It has made me sad to take a break from writing and recording the podcasts, but I am hopeful He will allow me to continue when I am restored. His grace sustains and His purposes are good.

Episode 122: Jonah Flees from God

In this episode, we see how gracious, loving, tender, and kind God is toward those who repent and that we need God’s help to have that attitude toward others.

With your kids: Talk about what you could say to encourage your brother or sister this week when they choose what’s right.  

God’s Big Story Series

This is a series I put together a couple years ago, so I wanted to share it again in case you missed it.

We zoom through the Bible, paying attention to God’s plan of redemption, and all the times He keeps pursuing the people He created. (Plus, there are some cool drawings for your kids to check out!)

You can check out the series on Spotify, iTunes, or Google podcasts or listen here:

Episode 121: Amos Calls Israel to Seek the Lord and Live

In this episode, Finn and I talk about a shepherd prophet and how the message is the same for us. Seek the Lord and live!

With your kids: Ask your children how they would explain the holiday of Easter to a kid from another country who thought it was just about bunnies and candy. 

And in case you missed it, Isaiah and I put together a behind the scenes video (Part 1 and 2) for the boys and girls who listen to the Jesus is Better Podcast.

Episodes for Easter

As we enter this special weekend, here are some episodes about Jesus’ death and resurrection taken from the book of Luke.

Episode 62: Luke 22 and John 13 Jesus Shares His Last Meal

Episode 63: Luke 22 Jesus is Arrested

Episode 64: Luke 23 Jesus’ Death

Episode 65: Luke 24:1-49 Jesus is Alive!

You can also check out an Easter bonus episode I made with Finn from the book of Mark.

And if you’d like the whole series about Jesus, you can check out Episodes 42-66.

He is Risen!

Episode 120: 2 Kings 16, 2 Chronicles 28 and Micah– Offerings That Please the Lord

In this episode, Ahaz chooses to go to the king of Assyria for help instead of the One True God. We need the power of the Holy Spirit to change our hearts from thinking we know best to submitting to our King Jesus who knows best. 

With your kids: What is something your friends get to do that you don’t? Pray that God would help you to trust that He knows what is best for your life. 

P.S. I’m still looking for “kid recordings” for the introduction to the podcast, so if you would like to help, send me a message on my contact page.

Episode 119: 2 Kings 15-16 and 2 Chron. 27-28 Jotham Believes But Ahaz Fails

In this episode, we see how God shows His power and blessing through the reign of Jotham and His compassion and judgment through the reign of Ahaz, and that God is the one who delivers us from all our fears. 

With your kids: What makes you feel scared? Pray together and ask for help and to trust God’s power and love toward you.

Episode 118: 2 Kings 15 and 17 The Last Kings of Israel

In this episode, Finn and I talk about the sad ending of the northern kingdom and how God wants to free us from our own idolatry. 

With your kids: What is something you really love? Pray together that God would help you to use it to worship and praise Him. 

Behind the scenes with Finn the fish