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Knowing and Loving God January 22, 2024

Making A Spiritual Discipleship Plan for Your Family

Recently the Lord connected me with Charmé Fletcher, founder of the blog, Covenant Heirs, and coauthor with her husband of Making a Spiritual Discipleship Plan.  My husband and I enjoyed using her spiritual discipleship plan resource to come up with our own discipleship plan for our family.  It is an amazing tool and really helped us develop a vision for our family, so we stay centered on what matters most in life.  I asked her to guest blog for us to tell you more about this wonderful tool… 

Knowing and Loving God November 26, 2023

Best Christmas Resources to Focus on Jesus This Holiday Season

What do your kids love about Christmas?  Mine love decorating the Christmas tree (my husband’s least favorite part), making, icing, and eating Christmas cookies, and spending time with their cousins…  Christmas is fun and full of exciting activities, but with so much to look forward to, if we are not careful, it can become easy to loose sight of the main reason for Christmas.

Knowing and Loving God November 25, 2023

Is Santa Distracting Our Kids From Jesus?

Working in preschool ministry, I get an interesting perspective of Santa at Christmas time.  Leading worship, it is my goal to encourage the preschoolers to get more excited about Jesus than anything else in their life. When I ask the preschoolers what they are excited about at Christmas time, this is what I often hear…

Knowing and Loving God November 25, 2023

Three Simple Steps to Find Peace and Joy at Christmas

Every year as Christmas creeps closer and closer, I am filled with anticipation for the joy of the season, but also anxiety sets in as I wonder if I will be able to get everything done in time. From preparing kids for Christmas plays, to hosting and attending parties, to determining the perfect gifts for each family member… it’s a crazy time of year! 

Knowing and Loving God September 22, 2023

Secrets for Family Discipleship in the Parable of the Sower: What are the Thorns? (Part 1)

This month we are discussing the seed that fell among the thorns and was choked.  We will discuss what Jesus says these thorns represent and how to prevent them from choking our kids spiritually.  This month we are discussing the seed that fell among the thorns and was choked.  We will discuss what Jesus says these thorns represent and how to prevent them from choking our kids spiritually.  

Knowing and Loving God September 22, 2023

Secrets of Discipleship in the Parable of the Sower: What are the Thorns? (Part 2)

This month we are discussing the seed that fell among the thorns and was choked.  So, what are these thorns that could choke our kids spiritually? In the second description of the thorn, Jesus talks about riches and pleasures making people unfruitful.  These thorns are choking our kids’ spiritual life and preventing them from maturing in their faith.  

Knowing and Loving God, Reflecting His Character August 21, 2023

Secrets for Family Discipleship in the Parable of the Sower: How Do We Prevent Trials from Turning Our Kids From God?

“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 word, they quickly fall away.”   Matthew 13:20-21 (NIV) 
This week we will discuss ways to prevent the scorching heat from withering our children.