Big Word Breakdown

What does “love the world” mean?

Don’t you love it when kids discover the answers to their own questions? A second grade child recently asked me a great question: “What does ‘love the world’ mean?” Soon the class helped answer her question.

Our Sunday school that… Continue reading

6 Steps for Dealing with Rambunctious Children

It’s test season in public schools across America. This is the third year I’ve been an elementary school test monitor. Honestly, I love it! It gives me a great opportunity to encourage and pray for students, teachers, the schools, our… Continue reading

Ash Wednesday: You Have Dirt On Your Face

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Next week is Ash Wednesday. Does your church family celebrate Ash Wednesday? Do you? Do your kids know what Ash Wednesday is?

Below is an excerpt from our new family Bible study, What Does “Lamb… Continue reading

My “Thorn in the Flesh”

This week in Sunday School, my second graders participated in a rather unusual side-note discussion. They were concerned that their teacher (me) was no longer able to use her legs.

NOTE: If you are looking for the spiritual gifts blog… Continue reading

Christianity in a Fallen World

We best use our spiritual gifts when we are connected with God through a personal relationship with Him, prayer, Bible study, and fellowship with other believers. Did you know that Jesus prayed for that very thing for you… Continue reading

What in the World Is a Worldview?

Parents strongly influence their child’s worldview, whether they intend to or not. What are you teaching your child? Are you including the whole picture or just part of the elephant?

We are now hosting Worldview Parties (#worldviewparty). These parties… Continue reading

How to Be Humble, Part 3

Happy New Year! What are your goals for 2016 or your New Year’s resolutions? Have you considered asking God to make you more humble?

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Today we are wrapping up our look at Philippians 2:1-11. Monday we… Continue reading

How to Be Humble, Part 2

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This week we are looking at Philippians 2:1-11. Monday we talked about the importance of living a humble life. Today we’re going to talk specifically about pride.

Pride is the antonym, the opposite,… Continue reading

How to Be Humble, Part 1

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I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, whether you had a big celebration or a quiet day like my family did. If your Christmas was full of fighting and uncomfortable situations, I’m sorry. Remember, though, that… Continue reading

Advent: Understanding “What Child Is This?”

Today we’re looking at my favorite Christmas carol: “What Child Is This?” Let’s look at some of the funny, old words in this song and at the most important thing about Christmas. (Hint: It’s not the birth of a baby.)… Continue reading


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