Category Archives: Parenting

The Emotions Of Christmas

Christmas is a high-risk holiday. Many times I have had my expectations really high only to be disappointed by others. There have been more than a few Decembers I have drove hundreds of miles through inclement weather asking myself questions like, “Why am I doing this?” Let me explain. I could have a really fun […]

Seven Tips For Teaching Kids To Be Thankful

Do you ever feel like you pour your life into to your kids but they don’t seem to appreciate what you do? If you get the sense that your kids are not thankful for what you give them, you may be giving too much. Worse yet, you could be giving them a sense of entitlement. The bottom […]

What Does Jesus Want for Christmas?

Imagine for a minute that it is your birthday and your best friend has planned a birthday party for you. You are super excited as you arrive at your party. Everybody is having a great time, but for some reason no one talks to you. When it’s time for gifts, your friends give gifts to […]

How to Get Kids to Read the Bible

Take a few minutes and ask yourself some questions: • What can I do during the grade school years to prepare kids for the teen years? • What does a spiritually strong 10-year old look like? • What type of skills does he or she have? This is at the top of my list: When […]

Protecting Kids From Pedophiles in Churches

Last week a local Fox News Channel aired a story that hit a little too close to home. The story is titled “Child Porn Investigation: His Charisma Can Fool You”. It’s about a family who are members of my former church and a 14-year old girl that was stalked by a pedophile. The really scary […]

Honor The Old and Encourage The New

Honor the Old and Encourage the new

One of absolutes of life is that life is always changing. “The Times They Are a-Changing” was written by Bob Dylan in 1963. I love the song, but Dylan was pretty quick to throw out the old. If we are unwilling to change we will cease to exist, however do we throw away everything that is […]