Tag Archives : Children


3 Truths to Tell Your Children When Disaster Strikes

Over the past weekend we have heard countless stories of people who are trying to survive through Hurricane Harvey. Millions of people have endured tornados, hurricane force winds and unrelenting rain. The news keeps saying that the disaster is not even over as the rains continue to fall in South Texas and will through Thursday. […]


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 […]


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 […]


Hymns and Bible Songs Activity Kit

Have you ever seen a child who is so excited to open a package?  Wait…that may have happened a couple of months ago at Christmas!  Actually, it happened again at our house a couple of weeks ago when we received a package from Family Christian containing Growing in Grace’s Hymns and Bible Songs Activity Kit. […]


3 Truths to Teach Your Children at Christmas

Christmas is just days away now.  The busyness of the season is beginning to wind down.  Goodies have been made.  Plans for spending time with family and friends on Christmas Day are being made.  We’ve bought and wrapped Christmas gifts to give to each other, but it’s just not enough. Have you ever wanted more? […]


5 Ways to Encourage an Attitude of Gratitude in Your Children

“But Mom, I don’t like…” I knew what was coming next.  Our daughter started to complain about the food that was on her plate that she didn’t want to eat.  We’ve heard it time and again. What about you?  Do you have a child who grumbles about what is given to him?  Does she complain […]


If I Were Dying, I Would Want My Children to Know… 2

Maybe you know the plot line or perhaps you have lived it. The movie gets serious and the lead character finally admits that his misbehavior and wrong choices were a result of wishing he could have heard “I love you” from his mom or dad before they died. Then the plot twist happens, and the […]