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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 […]

Ironies of Life

Isn’t It Ironic?

Have you ever seen a tow truck towing another tow truck or perhaps a regular truck pulling a tow truck? I saw a regular truck pulling a tow truck just the other day and it reminded me of a few different things. First there was the reminder of the irony in life. Life is not […]

2 Steps to Easier Bible Navigation

How often do you find yourself fumbling through your Bible trying to find the reference for the Sunday sermon? Or maybe you were looking up several passages for a Bible study. Even if you have the helpful “index” tabs on the pages, it can take time to find the passage, and you don’t always have […]

Love Neighbor

Love Your Neighbor

Love. February is the month of “love”. We talk about love, market products with “love” and take the opportunity to express love to our family and friends in many ways. The world loves to love, but do they really love? How do you love?   From the beginning of time, God has loved us. He […]

A Family Legacy

“The culture is at war with your children for their hearts and minds.” – Dr. James Dobson We sat at D6 2013 and listened carefully as Dr. James Dobson challenged those in attendance to be intentional in creating a family legacy. He recounted many stories of the spiritual legacy of his family including a story […]

Children shouldn’t have to go to church…

Children shouldn’t have to go to church… …to learn about God, but oftentimes, that’s how it is. Church may be the only place they have intentional conversations about who God is and what He has done. Even in Christian homes. Hannah desired a son. This desire was so strong that she not only pleaded with […]

Whatever you do…

“So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31 (ESV) Have you ever really thought about the verse above?  I thought that I had until a couple of days ago when the Holy Spirit gently prodded me (no, He whacked me over the […]

So, why rooted? Part 2

In our previous blog, we talked about how Jesus had commanded us to go and make disciples by teaching them to love the Lord their God with their whole beings.  How do we love God with our hearts, souls and mights?  1 John 4:19 says “We love Him, because He first loved us.” We cannot love anyone without knowing God […]

So, why rooted? Part 1

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve given you insight into why we started this ministry so that you can begin to know our hearts…our purpose is discipleship.  We want to see God glorified as others come to know and follow Him as His disciples. “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them […]

The journey to today…

Several years ago while Jaymi was in seminary, God began working in his heart about God’s design for parents to be the primary disciplers of their children.  It started with Dr. Richard Ross and one of his classes where the students assisted him with writing devotionals for parents of teens.  Before he finished his degree […]