Family Bible Study

The Secret to Family Bible Study

Have you ever tried to start a new habit? It’s not as easy as it sounds.

Working Unused Muscles

My Dad and I are trying to start several new habits this year. One goal is to be more consistent with… Continue reading

What’s in a name?

Names are powerful things.

A college friend of mine got a job as a teacher’s assistant in a kindergarten class. As she told me all about it, we reminded ourselves how important it is in a room full of 4-5-year-olds… Continue reading

Parables and Perils of Air Travel

Are the parables of the Bible old and out of date? No, but in order to relate to them, we might need to think about them in our own context.

As I write this, I am sitting with my dad… Continue reading

“Jesus, take my life… but not that!”

Are there parts of life where Jesus isn’t allowed?

That is a question that’s come up in my reading this week and in the sermon again this morning. In America we have a tendency to think of church (or religion)… Continue reading

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

Fixing Faulty Thinking

Do you struggle with negative thoughts? God’s been hammering an important truth into me over the past few weeks.

I got really sick over Christmas and I think it was (at least in part) a result of stress. So, I’ve… Continue reading

The Danger of Good Friday Suspense

The true story of one traumatized little girl led me to reevaluate the way I teach and celebrate the events of Easter.

Next week is Holy Week where churches around the world will be remembering Palm Sunday, the Last Supper,… Continue reading

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

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

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