Christian community · encouragement · Marriage and Family

To The Parents with the Squirmy Kids at Worship

  I saw you on Sunday morning. I watched you walk down the aisle at least three times. On the first trip, you held a squirmy baby in one arm and a diaper bag in the other. Your second exodus involved a recalcitrant toddler, howling like a wolf at the moon. You made your last… Continue reading To The Parents with the Squirmy Kids at Worship

Knowing God · Marriage and Family · Prayer

Is Your Parenting on Cruise Control?

Parenting is inconvenient. Yes, I just said that. Once you have a child, your life will be forever changed. You will be humbled. Humiliated. Screamed at. Loved with abandon. Squeezed with unimaginable strength by those little arms. Amazed. Shocked. heartbroken. Overwhelmed with love. Filled with a newfound awe for your own parents. Unfortunately, once the baby… Continue reading Is Your Parenting on Cruise Control?

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To Boycott or Not to Boycott…

About a week ago, the internet exploded as Bill Condon, director of Beauty and the Beast, alluded to an "openly gay moment" in the upcoming film. Social media spiraled into a frenzy. An Alabama theater refused to show the movie. Conservative groups screamed for a boycott. "Progressives" patted themselves jubilantly on the back. And me? I'm just sipping my… Continue reading To Boycott or Not to Boycott…

God's Love · Knowing God

The Greatness of Sacrificial Love.

This is part 3 of the series “God’s love is the Greatest Love.” For the previous post, click here.     We mortals make much ado about our sacrifices in the name of love. I've heard countless people say they would take a bullet for Jesus or their family. On the other hand, they don't want… Continue reading The Greatness of Sacrificial Love.

Christian Living · Marriage and Family

The Painful Truths About Invisible Childhood Illnesses

Kids with disorders struggle. Instead of being treated like a precious soul, they are viewed as an inconvenient problem. We must learn to be compassionate while also training them up properly---a challenge of Everest-like proportions.

Christian community

Equipping our Children: Raising #GenNext Christians

The ancient Israelites showcase the rewards of following God and the pitfalls of apathy. We would do well to learn from their mistakes. The above passage from Deuteronomy, while addressed to the Israelites, holds a very important principle for parents and teachers alike: actively teach your children about the Lord and His commands. In this series on training GenNext Christians, we have covered two of our 6 E's---Engage and Exemplify. This next string of posts will cover E number three: Equip: Teach and Train.

Christian Living · Faithfulness · Thankfulness

Day 17: Law Enforcement Officers

I am thankful for the state troopers, border patrol, highway patrol, city police, sheriff's deputies and SWAT teams that put their life on the line daily to protect total strangers.

Christian Living · Faithfulness · Thankfulness

Day 16: I’m Thankful for My Parents

This post is part of "30 days of Giving Thanks" To read more within this series, click here. They always say that children are a gift... But so are good parents! I have been fortunate to have grown up with the same two parents and lived in the same house. Until recently, I never appreciated… Continue reading Day 16: I’m Thankful for My Parents

Christian Living

Mommy, who is He?

It is not easy to instill in children a deep, abiding love for the Lord. Not every child will readily take it to heart. Yet, like everything we do as parents, we have to be persistent in teaching and fostering their growth. How do we help our children know the Lord?

Prayer

Daily prayers for our children

This is a great tool to use in praying for your children.