A Good Friday Reflection on our Good, Good Father

Written by: | April 12, 2017

Our family loves the zoo, especially the African safari, aquarium, elephants, monkeys, spiders, reptiles, and unusual birds. Okay – we like it all! It is one thing to read about these creatures from distant lands and exotic places, but quite another to get up close and personal with wild...
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Why Our Children Need to Know the Words of Jesus

Written by: | March 13, 2017

Our daughter stared at me wild-eyed, with hair disheveled and tears streaming down her cheeks. At only eight years old, nighttime was more of an opportunity to be scared than it was to get some sleep! She could never quite put her finger on it. But she felt it....
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The Safest Place for Our Children

Written by: | February 22, 2017

Several years ago, we loaded up our vehicle and headed south into the beautiful mountains of Kentucky. While we were there for a funeral for a family member, we had some down time at the lodge we were staying at. With four kids who had managed to survive the...
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5 Fun Ways to Share Christmas as a Family

Written by: | December 21, 2016

It’s December and Christmas will be here in no time. Do you have some fun activities planned? You may already have your usual holiday fun-list in mind, or maybe you are looking for something new and fun to try this year! Here are five ways to share the Christmas...
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What Do We Do When God Doesn’t Answer Our Prayers?

Written by: | November 7, 2016

There is a deep pain that comes along with praying a prayer that hasn’t been answered. We could be praying for anything from financial provision to a spouse’s salvation, but whatever the prayer, it hurts when the situation remains without the supernatural touch you were hoping for. The Bible...
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Teaching Kids about God’s Promises and Protection

Written by: | September 19, 2016

Giving kids a safe environment is imperative and a key component to providing security is in offering them the beautiful and lasting promises of God. The bonus? When we teach our kids about God’s promises, we are also teaching them about God’s protection. These promises and the reminder of...
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A Prayer for Teachers

Written by: | August 24, 2016

Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops. – Henry Brooks Adams Teaching is a beautiful, challenging, exhausting, rewarding and incredibly valuable job. Teachers sow innumerable seeds and often never see the fruits of their labor. They give their time and talent consistently and abundantly. No...
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Helping Young Children Develop a Love for God’s Word

Written by: | June 1, 2016

Have you ever found yourself cooking a meal you know your children don’t like, but doing everything in your power to make it something delicious hoping that maybe this time their reaction will be different? Ummm…most of the time I do this for selfish reasons (because I love the meal...
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How to Teach Children the Practice of Prayer

Written by: | May 13, 2016

Praying with your children may seem like an arduous task, but it’s not. It’s not a task. It doesn’t have to be arduous and it’s not something you have to know how to do right now in order to be able to do it well. Prayer is something we...
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When God Seems Far Away

Written by: | April 13, 2016

I’ve been right there. Where you might be. In a place where you feel like God can’t hear you. Like He doesn’t care about your hurt or like He doesn’t see what’s going on. Surely if He were watching, he wouldn’t allow this to happen. Yet you’ve opened your...
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