Healthy Conflict Resolution

As parents, we wear a lot of hats … chauffeur, chef, teacher, nurse, and my least favorite … referee. Kelli walks us through scripture teaching us how to handle conflict resolution in our own lives so we can then teach our kids to do the same.
Alpha v Omega
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the...Read more

God’s Design For Our Schedules

Ever wish you could be in two places at once? Ever try it? We might all be guilty of texting during a conversation. Kara wisely refocuses our attention on how to spend our time on what really matters.
A Time for Everything
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:29 We are a...Read more

How to Value Honesty-Even in the Small Things

When we're convinced God is FOR us and not trying to rip us off from fun in this life it is easier to do what's right-even when no one is looking. Jess shares truth on why there is such great worth in honesty!
Giddy Up
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out. Proverbs 10:9 Recalling illustrations for this post was way too easy, unfortunately. I’m humbled to...Read more

What's the Difference Between Purpose and Passion?

"Why are we in this life? What can I do to have meaning?" Both of these are questions most of us ask ourselves at some point. Kara brings clarity to these ponderings through scripture, so we can remind our kids of this truth as well.
Passion Has a Price
…Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made. Isaiah 43:7 I’ve noticed a trend in myself and in my generation...Read more

How to Teach Our Kids to Defend Their Faith

When our college staff was asked something they wish their parents taught them growing up, defending their faith...knowing the "why" to what they believe as Christ followers was among the top responses! Walt gives us a boost of confidence through "how to" and resources as we parents aim to help our kids do just that.
Working out faith
But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in...Read more

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

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