Perhaps when we sit down to eat, instead of asking each person at the table to name what they are thankful for, we can begin a new tradition. Let’s talk about our personal, protecting, providing, and present Lord. Let’s talk about the very reason we can be thankful.
Let’s talk about Jesus. Continue reading Let’s Talk About Jesus
The Holy Spirit watches over us and whispers (sometimes loudly) when our heart begins to overlook sin. Our first responsibility as parents is to be sure our relationship with Christ is one that is personal and vibrant.
We are also called to be a beacon of truth to our children. He has given us the responsibility of flashing the caution light when our little humans behave as humans do.
Is your preschooler demanding his way? Pride makes our little human believe he deserves what he wants when he wants it. Teach him to see other people in the room as more important than himself. “What? You mean I’m not the center of the universe?”
Acknowledge. Repent. Walk in His joy. Continue reading Choosing to Walk in His Joy
There are events in life that parents contemplate as their children grow. Some are anticipated because they are announced before arrival—such as the many attempts by baby to roll over that lead to success, or the cranky baby before the first tooth pops up. Then there are the experiences we think are far into the future and there’s plenty of time to be prepared: Driver’s licenses, high school, college, and marriage. Sons and daughters, ready to take on the world, unaware of exactly what that means.
Blink your eyes and you’ll find your baby boy standing there, uncontrollable grin on his face, holding his brand new license, asking the question we dread. “Can I have the keys?” Continue reading Handing Over the Keys
Our most important responsibility as parents is to grow our personal faith in such a way that our children know we are always prepared to remove the sandals from our feet. As a result, the Holy Spirit will supply what we need to lead our children in much the same way Joshua led the people. Continue reading Remove the Sandals from Your Feet
The Jordan at flood stage. For you and me that might be too much month at the end of the money, the call from the doctor that brings you to your knees, or one of your children experiencing desperate hurt and you cannot kiss it and make it all better.
We all experience the Jordan at flood stage. Knowing this, how can we get ready for the unknown and unexpected? How can we prepare for what is around the bend? Continue reading The Jordan at Flood Stage
What is our reason? May we look to Jehovah Nissi: The Lord is our Banner! The Lord, strong and mighty, going before us and closing in behind. Continue reading What’s Your Reason?
Oh, the joy of teaching our children:
To be thankful is to recognize all God does for us. When we praise God, we call out to Him and speak of who He is. Continue reading Giving Thanks and Offering Praise: Worship from the Heart
We can choose to parent on purpose and to live intentionally. Continue reading Living in the Moment
Dear Dad and Mom … my heart will always reach for your love and approval. Continue reading An Open Letter to Dad & Mom