Make Exercise A Lifestyle...An Enjoyable One

There are so many ways we can exercise! It doesn't have to be hard core Crossfit all the time. What does your family do to make exercise part of your lifestyle? See what great ideas Trish suggests...
Friendly Jousting
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you...Read more

Sexual Relationships: Parents, Talk About These with Kids.

Talk about a tough subject...When is the right time? What's the right setting? How much do I say? Should I leave anything for later? What if I laugh like I am a Junior High kid?! Shane helps us navigate through this difficult endeavor.
Father/Son
For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24 Talking to kids about...Read more

Study Scripture as a Family

In the craziness of life how can we find the time to study scripture? Even tougher, how can we impress the importance of that discipline to our children? Chief breaks it down in a manageable way.
Father/Son
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you...Read more

Read Scripture Together

I'm confident we all desire to share scripture with our kids. Does it feel like "just another thing to fit in the schedule"? Here are some practical steps for scripture to be the central focus for your family.
Camp Mom and daughter
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk...Read more

Scripture...Put it to Memory

Can you finish the line to this song..."Oohhh Oohhh, we're half way there, Ooohh Ooohh..."? Why in the world do we take up our brain space with such information?!? Well, probably because at some point in life we have heard that song many, many times. What if we applied the same principle to keeping God's Word in our minds?! Maybe your kids will catch you trying to memorize the key verse to the tune of "Living on a Prayer" now. They'll think you're so cool, I'm sure of it. Whatever works!!
Camp Travis Porch Time
How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word… I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you...Read more

Carve Out Time With God

Do you schedule your priorities or prioritize your schedule? A small change in word order can be a chasm of change in how we spend our time. Reflect on Katie's challenge to us to carve out time to be with the Creator of the universe and the One Who knows every detail about who we are.
Reflect on God's Word
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting...Read more

Integrity...Humility Helps

Are you as spiritual as most of your friends? Wow...that's not really a good question, BUT if you're anything like me, I imagine that has crossed your conscience at some point. There have maybe been other comparisons you've dealt with in life too. Katie has a great challenge for us to be who God has made us to be. Check it out!
Coach and camper
If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in...Read more

Failure...It Takes Humility to Handle Well

Do your kids know it is ok for them to fail? Failure is one of those life lessons not easy or enjoyable to learn. Read how GK points us to the One Who holds us and grows us even when we fail.
Camper Reading Bible
Psalm 145:14 The Lord upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down. Failure – it’s inevitable. I wish I could remove failure and flaws from...Read more

Serving Together...it Takes Humility

Can you imagine your kids willingly doing a chore for their brother or sister...AND not asking for recognition? Sounds like it might work for another family, but not yours?! Read what Randi Beth learned about serving her brother growing up. I'd like to high five her parents!
Brother and Sister at camp
Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms…...Read more

Love well...Share Your Stories

"Remember when..." Sometimes those stories bring great laughter, yet maybe some bring tears from hurt. Either way, there is great benefit in boosting our kids' understanding of what they're going through when we share these stories. Read on for the "how" and "why".
Zip Deck Camper
But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses,...Read more

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