How Can We Share the Gospel with Friends and Family?

When Jesus tells us in Matthew 28 to, "Go..." sometimes we discount that command because our current circumstances don't allow us to pick up and head to Africa! Alysa reminds us that same command includes going to those nearest to us!
Friends
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" Matthew 28:19 This is quite...Read more

Where is Your Identity?

How can parents encourage kids to put their identity in Christ all the while being committed to school, sports, etc. etc.? Kelli winsomely points us parents to truth as we aim to do the same for our kids.
Focused Batter
And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17 Our calendars have...Read more

Yes Siree! Mind Your Manners

"Yes sir, no sir. Yes ma'am, no ma'am." These phrases still matter. Even to God! Kelli nudges us to keep at it when it comes to teaching, modeling, and expecting our kids to use manners.
Yes, you!
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 My son is in Cotillion...Read more

How Can Unconditional Love in Parenting Point to Jesus?

Jessica shares with us the greatest takeaway from her childhood is her belief that God loves her no matter what. Her parents convinced her that she could do absolutely nothing to make them love her any less. That fact sunk into the core of her being so she could know God’s love for her does not depend on behavior.
Father/Son
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or...Read more

When Ownership is Humbling

Owning our mistakes takes humility. When we parent in a manner aiming to shape the heart of our kids, we're going to need to own our mistakes along the way. Jacob gently reminds us of the importance of this as we point our kids toward Christ.
Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord has also taken away your sin; you shall not die.” 2 Samuel...Read more

What are God's Office Hours?

Life is better with Jesus...when we're daily being mindful of His presence. He has such richness of life to offer us it'd be a cryin' shame to only cash in on that on Sundays! Kelli shows us how to stay connected with our Savior each and every day.
Chillin with Jesus
And He said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23 What if God decided...Read more

How Parents Can Teach Independence

Maybe I'm not the only one who lives in the tension of letting (or requiring) the kids to help and simply knocking out a task on my own. One is better for the short term and the other for the long. Ashley reminds us of the tremendous value of handing over tasks to our kids as they learn and grow under our care.
Independent Reading
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 My parents intentionally equipped me for adulthood...Read more

How to Teach Our Kids to Spend Daily Time with God

Who better to be in constant communication with than the God Who loves us, guides us in His Truth and desires His best for us? Kelli directs us in ways we can kindly show our kids the greatness of spending daily, intentional time with Jesus.
Alpha in the Word
Be Still and know that I am God, I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted on the earth. Psalm 46:10 Be Still. Stop. Slow down. God...Read more

How to Teach Money Management

What are some wise ways to manage our money? And how can we teach our kids to be wise with money? Jacob shares his insights from life experience how we can share these important principles with the next generation.
Father/Daughter
He who is faithful in a very little thing is also faithful in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much. Luke...Read more

How to Teach Good Communication

Clear and calm communication can keep us from wrecking relationships among other things. Kelli whimsically shares how we parents can lead by example when it comes to teaching our kids good communication...hopefully avoiding wrecks!
Calm and Clear Communication
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy...Read more

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