How NOT to Get Swallowed Up

When we touch a hot pan on the stove, the burn is discipline enough to remind us to get a hot pad next time without being told! That's just it...sometimes consequences (not long lectures - I'm looking in the mirror here!) are the best discipline and ways of teaching our kids the way that's right. It's always God's way.
Climbing Up
Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish for three days and three nights. Jonah 1:17 The story of...Read more

Is Accountability Really Necessary?

Merry Christmas to y'all! While we're in a break from the daily grind it's great to talk about something as important in life as accountability. Let's make those car rides and slower schedules count. Jacob gets us going...
Love God, Love Others
Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. James 5:16 I recently found myself inspired, proclaiming – “I want to...Read more

How Does Your Transparency Help Your Kids?

When we expose the hard parts of our life to those who love us a richness grows in that relationship. Too bad it's so hard to get to that point. Seth tells us how it is so valuable for us...especially as we interact with kids!
Father and son
“Clothe yourselves, all of you with humility toward one another.” 1 Peter 5:5 It’s a cool experience when a wall is broken down in a relationship. Each summer at camp...Read more

Would You Eat an Ant?

We might not all be tempted to rob a bank or murder someone, but we are all tempted to sin in different ways! Too often we might wrongly think we have "little" sins that aren't that big of a deal. From Kelli's lesson from eating an ant, she tells us how we can address those and go the opposite direction!
Farkle
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. Proverbs 14:12 It seemed harmless. My six-year-old friend wanted to farkle with...Read more

Why is Vulnerability Good?

Sharing something less-than-awesome about ourselves doesn't initially sound appealing. In fact, it's exactly opposite of what our culture encourages so often. Jacob reminds us how doing just that is part of God's good and perfect plan for each of us!
All Out!
The goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart, a clear conscience and a sincere faith. 1 Timothy 1:5 I distinctly remember the first time I told my...Read more

How to Embrace Different Seasons of Life

Here is the truth: life is hard and life is also beautiful. There are seasons of life marked by difficulty and seasons marked by joy. Natalie points us to three things needed to live well in all seasons.
Good, Hard Work
“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for...Read more

Being In the World, Not of It

Take an assessment of our culture today…turn on the news, sign on to Facebook, listen to your friends’ and neighbors’ conversations; we are bombarded by a world with issues and ideas often running counter-culture to our Christian faith.
Coaches in the Word
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will...Read more

Can We Compete Well AND Honor Christ?

We all know it’s the best and worst part of the game…two opposing teams coming together in a sign of sportsmanship by shaking hands. Judah learned a life-long lesson as a teen at one such occasion and shares with us the importance of it.
Boys Huddle
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 My team, yet again, suffered a loss...Read more

How to Embrace Differences

Only in and through Jesus can we, as the body of Christ, be unified in our differences so we might function together and ultimately bring Him glory. Natalie helps us look through discomfort to the value of accepting our differences.
Alpha/Omega
“For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one...Read more

The Reality of Addiction

Addiction doesn’t discriminate. In fact, most of us have fallen subject to it in some form or fashion. Kara addresses this topic head on with grace and truth for us to walk in victory and help our kids do the same.
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You...Read more

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