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God is Faithful in Parenting

God is searching the earth for someone that he can strongly support. He’s looking for someone upon whom he can show himself faithful.  How beautiful it would be if I were that person.   The person who literally catches God’s eye as he spans across the entire globe.  I want to be the type of person that [...]

Another Significant Adult

Truth:  75% of strong evangelical kids left the church between ages 18 and 29.  I’m most interested in what took place in the 25% who stayed.   One factor present in someone staying was the  influence of another adult who believe the same thing as mom and dad. Diversifying Influence At some point, kids are not going [...]

No Favoritism in Ministry

As small group leaders, we will inevitably have a few kids in our group who have won our hearts in a special way.   Given a group of 10 kids, certainly, one or two kids will share a kindred spirit.  This is normal and good.  However, we must have no favoritism in ministry. Encourage All Find a [...]

It is OK to NOT Know

Kids are full of questions.  Sometime really good questions.  Ever been stumped by a question from you kids?  Have you ever had your son or daughter ask you a spiritual question that not only stumped you, but even remotely confused you? Don't Bluff You are not expected to know every answer under the sun about every [...]

Parents: Be Imitators of God

My kids are like little monkeys.  They mimic what I do.  They want to wear my big person shoes.  They want to wear my baseball hat.  They want to put on shaving cream and pretend, mimic or imitate our actions. "Therefore be imitators of God, as dearly beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave [...]

Parents, Do Not Be Anxious

What if I took the Bible seriously when it says, "Do not argue or complain about anything." Let’s take this verse at face value. Let’s say that I completely stop verbally complaining and arguing. What then? If I resist verbal complaint, I will probably still be brewing deep inside of my heart. While I might [...]

Eternal Reward Through Parenting

Jesus Christ said, "Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my reward with me, to repay each one for what he has done."  Listen, He is coming soon and His reward is with Him. We have been called to spiritually nurture our kids.  There is eternal reward through parenting. Reward Awaits One day Jesus will repay [...]