Finish out the year studying six more disciples, half a dozen men who spent intimate time with Jesus during the course of his ministry and continued to tell others about the Savior after his death and resurrection. Continue reading Getting to Know the Disciples • Part 2
We as parents and grandparents see the off-kilter flight of moral stability in our world. Our eyes may have drooped with indifference and weariness. A following generation will pay for those moments of sluggish non-awareness.
We are in a battle against disengagement’s thick wool of sleep. We must remain alert. We cannot underestimate as naïve children, the magnitude of the moment.
What can we do to stay awake? Continue reading Be on Your Guard: Parenting in a Changing Culture
The seed-sowing, watering, cultivating, and waiting was worth the wait. Sure, the celebration of flowers was sweet! However, walking by faith together helped me see something more—something deeper, something precious. Continue reading Anticipation, Fascination, and the Journey of Faith
Our heavenly Father sprinkles messages like sparkly rocks and wildflowers onto our pathway each day. Morning prayers based on God’s Word awaken our hearts to look and listen for His presence and His blessings. Continue reading Morning Prayers: Opening Our Eyes to God’s Treasures
Every man, woman, and child on this earth is somebody with unique potential, simply because they are image-bearers of the Most High God. Everyone is destined for eternity—either in the presence of God or forever cut off from Him.
Why is this important for our children to know? Because it lays a foundation of confidence in who they are—a beloved child of the King of Kings. And it frees them to live with purpose and joy. Continue reading Reminding Our Children: We Bear the Image
It’s that time of year again when summer reading challenges abound! Continue reading Summer Challenge: For the Love of Reading
Make opportunities to talk about essentials of faith. Teach them day by day. And then do it again. Use Scripture. Accompany it with love. As they grow, they will associate the emotion of your speech and actions of your life with the validity of your words. Continue reading What Will We Say When They Ask?
My summer memories include library books, sunbaked mudpies, badminton games, and sips from the water hose. Sunny, school-free days melt away as quickly as a popsicle in July, but treasured memories linger a lifetime.
Let’s create a bucket list of stress-free summer fun and then map out our days to create warm memories and valuable experiences for the children we love.
Continue reading Summer’s Bucket List: 10 Ways to Plan Value-Filled Days
When we offer our children discipleship that is prompt, emotionally supportive, contingent, and developmentally appropriate way we are helping them grow in their relationship with us and (more importantly) with God. Continue reading Responsive Discipleship
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