Category Archives : Parenting


The Blessing of a New School Year

The summer is flying by and school will be starting in the next few weeks for most of our children. We will be shopping for supplies, new clothes, etc., to make sure our children are off to a great start for the next year of their education. As I began to think about the hustle […]


Get to Know Your Kids

Your child. You spend time around them every day. You sleep in the same house together. But do you really know them? The old saying goes, “Familiarity breeds contempt.” When sinners live in close quarters to each other, many, many opportunities arise to deal with sin, to be sanctified, and to train our children in […]


Sharing Your Testimony When You Were Raised in Church

Scott looked at his youth group and said, “Tonight, we’re going to learn how to share our testimonies.” Kristie looked at Jeff and then looked away quickly as if something had upset her. Jeff tried to get Kristie to tell him what was wrong but she shrugged him off. When Scott opened up time for […]


Ancient Paths of Life from Genesis 6-9

God wants us to live intentionally and to walk with Him in His ways. We have been walking through these “ancient paths to life” in Genesis in our last couple of posts. Today, let’s look at Genesis chapters 6-9. Teaching our children to how to live will take intentional conversations with them about God and […]


Teach Them to Live 2

If I were to ask you “what are the ways of God” what would be your answer? If I were to ask you “how do you know how to live” what would you say? “Thus says the LORD: ‘Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; […]


Strengthen Your Marriage and Family by Identifying This…

I have a dream. Do you have a dream? What’s your dream? Is it to live at the beach?  Or maybe have a larger family? Or maybe you have a dream to have the perfect marriage? (I hate to burst your bubble, but the only perfect marriage out there is the one that will happen […]


Reclaiming Biblical Values

A shift is being felt in America.  A shift away from biblical values.  A shift away from what was once understood. (It really started years ago.) Christians in the United States have stood idly by thinking that this would never happen.  Many thought that the U.S. would always be a “Christian nation.” The problem has […]


5 Truths to Speak as Your Child Starts a New School Year

It’s that time of year.  Clothes have been bought.  Backpacks are packed.  Lunch boxes are prepared. Children all over the United States are going back to school. It’s an exciting time for most children and their parents.  For others though, it is a time that brings much anxiety and fear.  Will they have friends?  What […]

Truths as School Starts

Courage to Lead – “Rak Chazak Amats” 2

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9 Friday, June 26th, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5 to 4 vote, redefined marriage. The moral stage for the fall of […]