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

Sex Talks...Keep Communication Lines Open

A 30 second conversation we have with our kids about purity or the sanctity of sex will have an impact. It will. Little conversations and touch points turn into volumes of great information and a solid foundation. Kelli reminds us of the value of keeping communication lines open...even about sex.
Father Son Chat Times
As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. It is God’s will that you...Read more

Why and How Should Kids Guard Their Heart?

What comes to mind when you think of a guard? Merriam-Webster says: To guard- “Watch over to protect or control, to secure or shield from impending danger.” Rachel aims our thoughts toward teaching kids to guard their heart for the purpose of purity and setting the course of their life in a right direction.
Beautiful Smiles
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it." Proverbs 4:23 So many things come to my mind when I think of a guard: a crossing...Read more

Lust: It’s Worth the Conversation

When our top-notch college staff were asked what they wish their parents would have taught them growing up, this was toward the top of the list: “How do I deal with lust?” We desire to be in the trenches with you as we’re raising kids to know and love God. Walt’s seasoned wisdom gets us down the road in having a conversation with our kids about lust.
Camp Travis Gospel Ravine
Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that work...Read more

Life Lessons from the Three Little Pigs

If the Big Bad Wolf comes huffing and puffing in your home, what will remain? Kelli reminds us how to build, not a house, but a home that will withstand.
Family
By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. Proverbs 24:3-4 The three little pigs...Read more

A Savior for Sinners

“My memory is nearly gone, but I remember two things: That I am a great sinner and that Christ is a great Savior.” —John Newton. What a simple reminder in our complex day to day. Walt reminds us how great our Savior really is.
Pointing to the Cross
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that...Read more

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