Sharing His Love September 22, 2017

Ming Family Highlight: Serving After Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey brought devastation to much of the Houston area with flooded homes, buildings, and loss of basic resources.  An abundance of help was needed, and many felt led to go out and serve those in need.  One of those families was the Ming family.  With eight kids and a new baby, they had every excuse NOT to help, but because they are a family that prioritizes serving others, they put their kids to work and found ways to bless those who needed assistance.

Reflecting His Character September 15, 2017

Teaching Kids About Sexuality and Purity:
Seven Godly Moms Who Got It Right

As a mom dedicated to raising my kids to know God, follow Him, and stay away from the temptations of the world, I have been wondering how and when to teach my kids about sexuality and purity.  This topic has begun to come up among circles of mom friends, as our oldest children are now mid elementary age, and it can be an intimidating subject to approach.  I started to research the topic more and invested in some books to find a methodical approach I could use, and I have been overwhelmed by the many different and contradicting Christian thoughts and approaches on how and when to talk to kids about sex and puberty. 

Knowing and Loving God September 2, 2017

Four Ways to Pray with Our Children

One of the most profound gifts that we can give our children is to teach them to pray.  It is such an honor that the God of the entire universe wants to have a RELATIONSHIP with us.  And this relationship can only happen through prayer, communing with God… I believe one of the best ways we can encourage our children to have a relationship with Jesus is to teach them to pray.  And the best way to teach them to pray is to pray with our children.  

Reflecting His Character July 14, 2017

Practical Tips For Teaching Our Kids to Obey
Interview with Parenting Made Practical’s
Joey and Carla Link
Part 2

Last month I had an opportunity to interview Joey and Carla Link from Parenting Made Practical, and in “part two” of our interview, they share some practical tips and resources for teaching our kids to obey.  Moms that find themselves parenting through difficult circumstances will be encouraged that, while it may not be easy, teaching  your children to obey is possible!

Reflecting His Character July 2, 2017

Three Ways Teaching Our Children Forgiveness
Demonstrates the Gospel

When my kids were very young, I had a hard time not losing my patience with them on a daily basis.  I love kids, but I just expected my kids to- well, be perfect, and perfect, they weren’t!  Of course they were growing and maturing, but it felt like such a slow process when they were in the middle of it and still so young.   When they went against my rules, the anger would sometimes get the best of me, and I would think, “How DARE those kids disrespect me like that?!”