Somedays I have to repeat myself several times before my kids hear me speak. I compete with iPads, cell phones, video games, and TV for their attention. So now those things are off limits in the mornings while we’re getting ready for the day and in the evenings before bedtime. The goal is to create a habit of mindfulness as well as quiet their minds enough to hear my voice but also God’s voice.Read More
This month I am focusing on the topic of TRUST with my children.
There are a lot of ups and downs in the life of our kids. Discouragement and disappointment lurk in the classroom, on the playground, the sports field, and even at home. And sometimes our day doesn't go as planned.Read More
This month I am focusing on the topic of PRAISE with my children.
Praise and worship take the focus off ourselves and puts it on God. It eliminates the complaining and negativity. It’s also an essential part of prayer as demonstrated in the Lord’s prayer.Read More
Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians says that joy, prayer, and thanksgiving should mark the life of a Christian. And not just any kind of prayer, continual prayer or as the King James Bible states prayer “without ceasing”. Thankfully this scripture does not suggest that we are too pray without stopping, which would be impossible. But rather that we should establish a rhythm of prayer, one that includes praying on all occasions. Join me over at Faith Gateway as I share how simple it is for us to teach our kids to create a rhythm of prayer that will serve them well throughout their lives.Read More
As a mom of tweens I am quickly realizing how much I need the wisdom of God to navigate the everyday. And I’m not the only one, my kids need it too! They’re learning how to manage the ups and downs of relationships, balance academics and sports, and make choices that will affect their future.Read More
This month I am focusing on the topic of SELFLESSNESS with my children.
Spring is right around the corner and I am so looking forward to it. After being indoors for the last 5 months my kids are starting to get impatient and short with one another. Their focus is on themselves and it’s time to shift it back to serving one another.Read More
This month I am focusing on the topic of REPENTANCE with my children.
I am so grateful for a loving Father who loves me unconditionally and forgives me. Repentance is never fun but without it, we can’t thrive spiritually. It’s the way we draw close to a God who relentlessly pursues our heart.Read More
2017 is here and many of us are making resolutions, creating SMART goals, or choosing One Word for the New Year. There is no better time to let go of the past and look towards the future then now.
Fresh starts aren’t just for us but for our kids too.Read More
As we celebrate the birth of our Savior, it’s the perfect time to remind our little ones just how much God loves them. He loved them enough to send His only Son, Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace, into this world to ultimately pay the price for their sins. An understanding of that love speaks to their identity - who they believe they are.Read More
This month I am focusing on the topic of STRENGTH with my children.
Kids needs strength to stand up to peer pressure, stick with their studies, and make good choices in the classroom and on the playground. They can rest knowing that God gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. They can also be content, despite their circumstances because Christ gives them the strength to do it.
This month I am focusing on the topic of Success with my children.
As my kids are getting older so they are doing more things on their own. That means I am no longer there to hold their hand or ensure that things go well for them. My hope is that they will put their faith in a very present God, pay attention to His commands, and follows them. Then, He will make them the head and not the tail, above and never beneath (Deuteronomy 28:13).Read More
This month I am focusing on the topic of Unity with my children.
When I hear the news, my heart breaks over the endless number of things that divide us, such as culture, race, politics, and money. I may not fight on the front lines, or blog thought provoking words like a wise woman I know but I am teaching the next generation, namely my kids, what it means to let go of pride for the sake of unity.Read More
This month I am focusing on the topic of Pride with my children.
Pride is one of those pesky things that we must all guard against, young and old. It can show itself bold and brass but also subtly. Knowing what the Bible says about it helps us protect our hearts from it.Read More
There has been a bit of bickering around here lately. I think it is because we have been cooped up in our house during a longer than expected renovation and a chilly spring. We could all use a reminder to be patient with one another.
Because the Holy Spirit is on the inside of us we can walk in love, which is patient and kind (1 Corinthians 13:4-5). When we have patience we'll have great understanding, unlike the quick-tempered man who shows just how foolish he is (Proverbs 14:29).Read More
Because of grace, my kids are able to live in and embrace the righteousness that they’ve already received because of their faith in Christ.
God’s grace has saved them. It doesn’t come from anything they do. But it is God’s gift. (Ephesians 2:8) And because of it, they can they approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so they can receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:16) How sweet is that?Read More