Category Archives: The Bible

One Way to Partner With Parents

You and I become like the people we hang with. The same thing is true concerning our children. Our kids become like who they hang with. If they hang with kids who love the Lord, they will love the Lord. The reverse is also true. I have had parents say this to me, “I decide who my kids’ […]

You’ve Got A Friend In Me

These words, “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” come alive thanks to the success of  “Toy Story” by Pixar. If you’ve seen any of the movies, and now hear this song what does it create in you? How about GIANT, warm, fuzzies! Friendship is a huge part of our life. Some friendships last a lifetime.  Some help us on […]

How to stop the fear of the unknown.

Fear can become overwhelming. Many of us, including our kids, are facing the giant “unknown.” Not knowing what to expect in life can cause anxiety and uneasiness in all of us. Right now our kids are having to face situations that we never had to deal with – along with just simply growing up. What has become normal […]

Stop Being Afraid, IT’S NOT THAT SIMPLE, or is it?

God does not want fear controlling our life. However, fear is all around us and I have especially noticed how kids are afraid of a lot of things these days. Some fears are real and some are imaginary. There is fear of spiders, snakes, monsters and the boogieman. There is fear of dogs, heights and […]

THE KEY to looking beyond what you see

Have you ever had a “problem” that you were facing and it seemed like a giant mountain? Or, maybe you looked at a situation and thought, “How is this going to work out?” We all have had situations and life experiences that seem overwhelming to us. It looks like there is no way out. There […]

Pandemic Faith: 3 things you should be doing with your faith.

We’ve all seen posts, heard commentaries and thought about it often, “Can 2020 be over?” No one thought that this year would be like it has been.  I am sure you, just like myself, had great plans that never materialized.  All around us there is heart-ache, brokenness and disappointment. We’re Christians, this is not supposed […]

Are the Formative Years really that important?

I love spending time with my grandchildren Andi (6), James (8) and Luci (4). Not only is it great fun, but every experience is a learning experience. This picture is from this summer. – Lutsen, Minnesota Are a child’s most formative years — from birth to age five? Studies show that 90 percent of a […]

How To Teach Kids The POWER of CHOICE

One of the most powerful things God has given us is the power of choice.  He is the almighty and all powerful God, and even though He can do anything, the only thing He won’t do is make you serve Him.   It’s our choice. The freedom of choice is God’s idea. He wants us to […]