Do thoughts and prayers work?

When tragedy strikes, we want to show love to those affected. Do “thoughts and prayers” help?

If you haven’t heard, this past Wednesday afternoon a student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. (Learn more here… Continue reading

Does your heart or actions drive your love?

A few weeks ago my music minister said something about love and worship that continues to echo in my ears.

It had been at least three weeks since I’d been in choir because of a terrible bout of bronchitis and… Continue reading

My Prayer for 2018

Happy New Year!

This is the time of year when I like to look back over the past year to mourn, celebrate, and praise God for His abundant mercy before turning my face to the year to come.

This year,… Continue reading

Commercialism & Worldview

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. If you don’t live in the States, I encourage your family to take some time to thank God for all He’s given and done for you in the past year.… Continue reading

A Family Devotional for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving holiday is just around the corner.  This is a special day set aside to remember and be thankful for physical and/or relational blessings in our lives.  Have you ever asked yourself: “Is there one thing above everything… Continue reading

SNEAK PEEK – Waiting for Christmas: Weekly Family Advent Devotionals

You may have seen us advertising the new Family Advent Readings designed for use in “Big Church.” Today we’re getting a sneak peek at the new Advent Family Devotional which will be available next week.

Waiting for Christmas: Weekly Family… Continue reading

The Thankfulness Game

Does your family like candy corn? How about other small fall treats? You can use these treats to teach kids thankfulness.

“Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.

Psalm 136:26 (NIV)

Here’s how the game… Continue reading

4 Strategies for Teaching Your First Elementary Sunday School Class

Serving by example is the best way to teach children and youth to think of others and serve. One of the best places to serve is in your local church. You might even see if a teenager from your family… Continue reading

An Unexpected Encounter with God

Do you sometimes feel like you’re giving all you have but don’t seem to make any measurable progress? I do.

This is why I chose to study the account of Jesus walking on water. It’s true that this was a… Continue reading

Faith In Hard Times, Part 2

Listening to Dr. Charles Stanley’s daily devotionals this past spring, has reminded me of my late daughter’s powerful testimony during her last few months of life here on earth. Last week we looked at how to have peace in hard… Continue reading

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