Knowing and Loving God, Reflecting His Character April 22, 2024

Helping Your Teens Prepare Spiritually for College

Recently my good friend Lindsay shared with me about her experience sending her first child off to college this year.  I was so amazed and encouraged to learn about the intentional ways she has prepared her daughter to be spiritually grounded to leave home.  I was also impressed with the process she went through to help her daughter determine which school was the best fit for her.  Because our conversation was so insightful, I asked her to share with us about her experience sending her daughter off to college for the first time, and how she prepared her daughter spiritually to do so.

Reflecting His Character March 15, 2024

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, Reflecting His Character, Sharing His Love February 22, 2024

A Mama Heart Like Jesus: Speaking Words of Life

In our Mama Heart Like Jesus series we are studying how Jesus discipled His followers as a model for discipling our own children.  This month we are looking at how Jesus built close relationships with his disciples, and we discussed ways to spend quality time with our kids. Now let’s look at three ways Jesus spoke words of life to His followers.

Knowing and Loving God, Reflecting His Character February 20, 2024

3 Reasons to Get Your Kids Memorizing Scripture

One day when we were taking a neighbor boy home from school, my kids and I were talking about verses they were memorizing for homework.  The preteen boy riding with us couldn’t understand why he needed to memorize Bible verses at school; after all he could just look them up on the Bible app on his phone, right?  I knew this boy was a thinker, so I tried to explain to him why memorizing scripture is so important, and I hope it made him think.  Many youth and adults feel the same way today.

Knowing and Loving God February 19, 2024

Secrets for Family Discipleship in the Parable of the Sower: How Do We Cultivate Deeper Roots in Our Kids?

“The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy.  But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the Matthew 13:20-21 (NIV)
 Today we are going to look closer at how we can keep our kids rooted in God’s Word and a relationship with Him.