If I could do my parenting all over again, I would spend less time on teaching my kids to obey me and spend more time teaching them to make wise choices. Please don’t misunderstand me. It is good for children to obey their parents, but it is better for children to hear directly from God and obey Him. If […]
One of my favorite sporting events to go to is Major League Baseball games, and we are blessed to have the Minnesota Twins in our backyard(about 15 minutes from our apartment). You might be asking yourself, why is Lance talking about going to baseball games? I am talking about baseball games because in its own […]
Let’s be honest. Kids don’t really think about their future. Kids live for today, but is it possible to train them to plan for the future? Yes it is. I find that kids are willing to learn and can be taught almost anything, but it takes someone like you who is willing to take the time to teach […]
In life it is normal to look ahead and daydream about the future. The expectations we place on the future are important; however, sometimes I think we fall into the trap of thinking the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.
By Lance McKinnon Mother’s day is right around the corner and so are all the gifts they rightfully deserve. I enjoy showering my mother with gifts and showing appreciation for all of the cuts, scrapes, tests, and problems she helped me through while growing up.One of my fondest memories of my mom is when I […]
Do you ever find yourself making the same mistakes over and over again? If I keep repeating the same mistakes is it possible to change or is it just the way I am? Absolutely, it is possible to change. I just have to choose a different road than the road I am currently on. What […]
It’s only four short days until International Star Wars Day. I’m not sure how I missed this, but May the Fourth is the official Star Wars holiday celebrated by hundreds of thousands of fans around the world. In case you missed it too, it goes something like this, “May the Fourth be with you.” In 2014, May the […]
Webster defines culture as the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time. Culture is a social system created by man. Culture can be good, bad or indifferent. Case in point is the culture we have created around Easter, which includes bunnies, bonnets and egg hunting. Many churches embrace the Egg Hunts and the […]
One of my fondest memories of growing up was hearing my mom singing worship throughout the house. She had been a worship leader since she was a teenager, so worship permeated every area of her life and it naturally crossed over into our home.
A child’s self-image is the biggest determining factor in their happiness and overall success in life. A parent’s responsibility is to build their child’s self worth and give them the confidence they need to succeed, but our churches are full of kids whose parents don’t do this. Jesus told us to “love our neighbor as yourself.” Most of […]