Category Archives : Parenting


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 […]


3 Times to Share Your Testimony with Your Children 1

“Mama,” “Yes, dear…” “How did you know?” “How did I know what, honey?” “How did you know that you needed Jesus?” Have you had this conversation with your children? Most parents don’t encounter this conversation. They hear questions like this instead, “Mommy, why did Uncle John have to die?” “Daddy, why is Freddie so mean […]


Sharing Your Testimony Using Deuteronomy 6 6

Recently I was listening to the Bible through an app called Bible.is, which is produced by a ministry called Faith Comes by Hearing.  As an auditory learner, listening to the Bible has opened the scriptures up to me and I find myself observing things I have never seen before.  I know that God’s word is […]


Parenting Courageously in a Fear-Driven Culture

Falling. Getting hurt. Not learning enough. Being “behind” developmentally. Causing a scene. Not fitting in. Not being happy. Fear. It lurks around every corner. In nearly every parenting situation, fear rears its ugly head. Will we succumb to its whispers in our ears? Fear drives much of our culture and even our economy. Marketing consultant […]


Reach Their Hearts Early: A Testimony 2

Today we have a guest post by Liz Millay from Simple Life. Messy Life. She is sharing her testimony of what she has learned about discipling her young child. Thanks for stopping by! I tucked my three year old son into bed and asked him if he’d like to pray. He nodded his head yes […]


5 Truths to Teach Your Children about the “Charlie, Charlie Challenge” 3

Have you heard about the latest social media craze?  Over the last few days, teens have been posting to Twitter about a “game” called “Charlie, Charlie Challenge.”  It is reported that it is a mix of “Bloody Mary” and a Ouija Board where participants contact a Mexican demon called “Charlie.” If you haven’t, check out […]


10 Things to Pray for Your Child When You Move

Eight times by the time I was twelve.  That is how many times we moved when I was growing up.  Moving is just a part of life for me.  My dad moved us for his new jobs.  I think the hardest move was the one right before sixth grade.  I didn’t want to leave my […]


The Most Important Question Your Child Might Ask This Easter

It was Easter Sunday. The day was over, and I had so many questions running through my head. Our lesson in Sunday School that morning had focused on the death and resurrection of Jesus. I don’t remember for sure, but I imagine I saw at least one picture that day which depicted Christ hanging on […]


No Retirement for Parents…

Finally, the kids are grown, starting their own families and now my wife and I can do what we want to do. The kids are on their own. We had to learn the hard way, so if we could do it, so can they……. I have heard well meaning Christian men say that very thing. […]


Making Disciples Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult 2

As Christians, many of us are familiar (in some cases too familiar) with Matthew 28:19-20. This passage more commonly goes by the name “The Great Commission.” Does that ring a bell? Maybe you associate it with your less-than-stellar record when it comes to sharing your faith. I know I have. We know. We know we’re […]