Family Meals...Good Stuff

A family meal...does that conjure up thoughts of peace and happiness? Maybe it's more like chaos with spills and not-so-great manners included. It could be a combination of all of that, depending on the moment! Mark gives us some great reminders of the benefits of making family meals a priority.
Family Table
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Acts 2:42 I’m not exactly sure why God chose to include “breaking...Read more

Does the Golden Rule Still Apply?

So simple to state, so hard to do...Love God, Love Others. Jesus tells us these are the most important things in life! Walt reminds us when we have these two things in mind living out the "Golden Rule" is a natural result! You betchya Jesus still wants us to follow the "Golden Rule"!
Serve Others
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12 Love God – Love Others...Read more

How to Handle Anger

As Proverbs 19:11 reminds us, " is to one's glory to overlook an offense." Much easier said than done! Braxton tells us how and why we should aim to manage our anger well.
Intense Omega
“ I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness,...Read more

3 Ways to Help Kids be IN the World, not OF It!

As parents we can pray for our kids as Christ prayed for His disciples in John 17:15..."My prayer is not that you take them out of the world, but you protect them from the evil one." Colleen shows us 3 ways parents can be part of that protection!
Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be a light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public...Read more

How to Read the Bible for REAL

Is the idea of studying scripture intimidating? Where do we start? How can we lead our kids in this when we're not confident in our own ability? Kara lines out a few practical steps to knowing God better through the reading of His Word.
Reading the Bible
For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4 “What has God...Read more

Ask God for Big Things

What's the biggest, baddest thing you've experienced God doing? Didn't that ignite your faith...if even for a little while! Jess reminds us of the powerful God we serve who is able to do more than we ask or imagine. Let's go BIG when it comes to talking to God! May's Topic Theme: "The God Life"
Big Ball
Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “if you have faith and do not doubt, not only will you do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you...Read more

What Defines You?

So many voices compete for our attention...even more so the attention of our kids! How can they know who they really are? Who they're meant to be? Kelli reminds us simply and practically as to what defines us...God's Truth! May's Topic Theme: "The God Life"
Truth Defines Us!
For the word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all He does. Psalms 33:4 By 8:30 in the morning, I have dodged a few eye...Read more

How to Teach Kids to Manage Finances

Whatever current financial situation any of us may be in currently, there are things we can all do to intentionally equip our kids to manage finances being good stewards. Walt's wise words show us exactly how scripture says we do just that! April's Topic: Teach Kids to "Adult" Well
Bringing Kids to Camp
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Proverbs 31:10 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the...Read more

How Dad Can be the Hero at Home

Family Matters has broken the 10,000 subscriber threshold! You're not the only one interested in practical, biblical truth to benefit your family! T Bar M Camps counts it a great privilege to share God's truth with your family on a weekly basis. Thank you for letting us be a part of building families in the name of Jesus! Now, on to Dads Being Heroes...
Dad shows the way
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 We’ve all been there… it’s Monday night...Read more

Why Be Part of A Church?

April's Devotional Theme is: Teaching Kids how to "Adult" Well. Cole starts us off by reminding us of the importance of being part of a church...not just attending a service on the weekend. Rather being in relationship with people to spur one another on is where some real, life-value is found.
Coach Mentors Camper
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but...Read more


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