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Reflecting His Character, Sharing His Love September 25, 2023

Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World:  An Interview with Kristen Welch

One of the parenting books I have loved and recommend on my website is Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World: How One Family Learned That Saying No Can Lead to Life’s Biggest Yes.  The book is written by Kristen Welch, blogger at wearethatfamily.com, and I had the privilege to interview her about her thoughts on entitlement and more about her book and ministry.
Kristen, tell us a little about yourself, your family, your blog, and your ministry.

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. 

Knowing and Loving God August 21, 2023

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.

Reflecting His Character, Relationship with Kids, Sharing His Love August 21, 2023

Secrets for Family Discipleship in the Parable of the Sower:  How Do We Provide Good Soil for Our Kids?

“A farmer went out to sow his seed….Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.”  Matthew 13:3, 5-6 (NIV) This month we are looking at the seed that fell on the rocky places and how that seed sprang up quickly because it had little soil.  When the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they hadn’t developed roots… So how do we provide good soil for our kids? 

Knowing and Loving God August 3, 2023

Secrets for Family Discipleship
in The Parable of the Sower

When someone asked Jesus why He spoke in parables, He said “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of Heaven have been given to you but not to them.” (Matthew 13:11)  What an interesting thought!  Jesus told stories that some people would only hear on the surface level, but to others, the secrets of the kingdom of Heaven would be revealed!  I don’t know about you, but I want to be one of those people that learn the secrets to God’s kingdom and how I can apply them to my life and in my role as a mom, don’t you?