Entries in the Category 'Faith'

Family Worship

February 23rd, 2012 / 1 Comment

The concept that families should be the place for spiritual development has been largely lost. In our current culture, parents rely on the church to take their place. When I read this in the February issue of the California Southern Baptist periodical, it seemed like a radical idea, but I like it! I wish we […]

Discipling children: Engaging their doubts

November 30th, 2011 / 2 Comments

(This is the continuation of the series on Discipling Our Children.) If you are a Christian and want to raise your children to embrace a life of faith in Jesus Christ, I can guarantee you that at some point, in fact at many points, your children will have doubts about the beliefs that you taught […]

What I want for my little girl

May 18th, 2011 / No Comments

A little humor and a timeless message from The Duke.

Praying for your rebellious child

April 26th, 2011 / 1 Comment

I read this on Family Life yesterday. May it encourage you to never give up praying for your children, no matter where they are spiritually. One of the greatest examples of [praying and trusting God with a rebellious child] is Monica, the mother of Saint Augustine. She watched him spend his teenage and young adult […]

Passing on values to our children

November 9th, 2010 / No Comments

A couple of weekends ago, I did a workshop on the topic of “Helping our children grow spiritually.” This topic of children’s spiritual growth has grown in popularity recently due to the concern of teenagers leaving their faith once they are out of high school. Even though I’ve taught this workshop before, I always research […]

Two things I pray for my children

October 4th, 2010 / No Comments

How do you pray for your children? “I pray my son will take a nice long nap today!” “Please God, help my daughter to do well on her test tomorrow.” “God, please help my kids to get over the stomach flu real fast!” I often pray those types of here-and-now type of prayers for my […]

Making sense of hard times

October 8th, 2009 / No Comments

Are you familiar with the life of Joni Earekson Tada? A swimming excursion with friends ended up in tragedy for Joni when she was only a teenager. She dove into a lake not knowing how shallow it was. She hit bottom, and broke her neck, paralyzing her body from the neck down. Joni was a […]

Not a perfect parent

February 2nd, 2009 / No Comments

It’s still hard for me to believe that my son turned 21 a couple of weeks ago! It is true what they say, children DO grow up fast! Time crawled when my kids were babies when all I saw were dirty diapers and midnight feedings. But time, though it may have seemed slow, does not […]

Thanksgiving is giving thanks to God

November 13th, 2008 / No Comments

It’s not just turkey and pumpkin pie. Celebrating the holidays provides a natural avenue to pass on our beliefs to our children. I highly recommend reading this book together as a family – Thanksgiving – A Time To Remember by Barbara Rainey This book tells not only the historical story of the Pilgrims, but it […]