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?

Study · The Word of God

Lessons from a silly goose.

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17, NASB Never miss a teachable moment---even from a silly goose. My children have been memorizing the above passage from 2 Timothy for the past two… Continue reading Lessons from a silly goose.

Study · The Word of God

Bible Teaching Tips! (Tip#4)

Welcome to today’s edition of Teaching Tip Thursday! Today's Tip: Use Visual Aids It was a real mustard seed, small and insignificant. I peered curiously into the glass vial with amazement before passing it to my friend. Mrs. Fike had brought the little seed to our Bible class to help us grasp Jesus' parable of the mustard seed. Mrs. Fike… Continue reading Bible Teaching Tips! (Tip#4)

Study · The Word of God

Bible Teaching Tips! (Tip #3)

Welcome to today’s edition of Teaching Tip Thursday! Today's Tip: Review isn't for dummies If you have the opportunity to teach a class with the same person (or people) more than once, do not hesitate to review. It gives you, as a teacher, a pulse on what information has been retained and what the student does… Continue reading Bible Teaching Tips! (Tip #3)

Study · The Word of God

Bible Teaching Tips. (Tip #1)

Today's teaching tip is one I find helpful when teaching children and those who may not be very familiar with the Bible. Are you ready? Today's tip: Don't over-assume  This year, the kids and I have started reading from the Bible text each day instead of just "Bible storybooks." I throw in a reading from a… Continue reading Bible Teaching Tips. (Tip #1)

Christian community · Marriage and Family

How to Equip Your Children to be Future Christians (Raising #GenNext)

Elisabeth Elliot has mentioned in multiple books how her family had devotional time every morning. Corrie Ten Boom noted that her father read a chapter from the Bible every morning. In both cases, all the children in their families grew up with a love for the Lord. That tells me that consistent, active teaching is of great value.