My precious daughter has been on the countdown to Thanksgiving for almost 40 days. She started the Thanksgiving Clock on her phone over two months ago, and every day since, she has faithfully recorded the countdown on the whiteboard in her room: 32 days ‘til Thanksgiving! Just 21 days ‘til […]

Public Praise and Gratitude: A Lifetime of Thanksgiving


As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been monochronic. I have cherished the construct of time, counted it, calculated it, contemplated it, continuously traversing that fine line between being time-conscious and time-obsessed. If three extra minutes surreptitiously appeared in my schedule, I would immediately put them to proper […]

Time Miser: An Ode to Daylight Savings


Climate Change: Three Steps to Creating a Healthy Communication Climate Dr. Lisa Dunne, 2017 This blog is a truncated adaptation of a presentation I gave at Azusa Pacific University’s Impact Conference in February 2017. The title of that speech was Climate Change: The Impact of Communication Climate on Oxytocin Production […]

Climate Change: Creating a Healthy Communication Climate



  Countercultural Academia: Why We Chose Home Education Dr. Lisa Dunne, 2017 My biological family heritage includes a long line of educators: professors, principals, and public school teachers. In fact, I had never even heard of the concept of homeschooling when I became a parent. But once my child was […]

Countercultural Academia: Why We Chose Home Education


I married this man 26 years ago today! It has been an amazing journey so far, Adrian Dunne! From Miami to England, from rock bands to worship teams, from praying desperately for children to being blessed beyond measure by parenthood, marriage has been an incredible adventure! In our pre-marriage counseling […]

That’s 26 and Counting


  When your son’s Bible professor assigns a 3D map of the Holy Land from Samuel’s era, it’s a great excuse for a college student to break out the LEGO bricks. It’s also a powerful reminder of King David’s impact on the nation of Israel—which offers some striking parallels to […]

Of Kings, Queens, and Candidates: What the 2016 Presidential Election ...



This week, three newspaper articles give a sobering glimpse into one of the most ironic battles facing our country today. In the first article, the New York Times cites a recent finding from the Government Accountability Office: US taxpayers are still unwittingly contributing $500 million per year to the nation’s […]

Defeating Discrimination: What California Can Learn from the Netherlands


Freedom from the Yoke: A Strategy for Christian Colleges By Dr. Lisa Dunne. When Harvard University opened its doors in 1636, the goal was straightforward: The Pilgrims wanted to found an educational institution that would ensure the clear and accurate transmission of the Bible to the next generation. In other […]

Freedom from the Yoke: A Strategy for Christian Colleges


By Dr. Lisa Dunne. Upon visiting America, Edward the VIII Duke of Windsor was said to have remarked at the incredible level of respect that he encountered: He was amazed at how well parents obeyed their children. PARENTS: PROTECTING AND DIRECTING Ed Young’s book Kid CEO: How to Keep Your Children from Running […]

Parents: Protecting and Directing



By Dr. Lisa Dunne. “It’s okay to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation.” – Helen Keller TEENS: DISCOVERING PURPOSE Maybe you’ve heard the old song that “children are our future” and wondered why our culture seems to treat that saying more like a campaign slogan […]

Teens: Discovering Purpose