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Kids & Grief

Kid crying, focus on his tear, added a bit of grain, black and white

This has been a season of loss in my small-town community. In the last 3 or 4 weeks, there has been two teen suicides, one gun… Continue reading

What does it mean to “love God with all your heart”?

Last week we defined worship like this:

“The meaning of the word ‘worship’ is to ascribe worth to something. In other words, it means to say and act like something has worth. It means to honor something, to say it… Continue reading

“The church is full of hypocrites!”

“The church is full of hypocrites!” How would you answer someone (or yourself) in the face of this objection? The same objection may be voiced a number of ways. “I like Jesus, just not the church. It’s full of hypocrites.”… 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

Teacher strike – A unique opportunity for churches to reach kids & families.

If you live in Oklahoma, Arizona, or Kentucky, you may have a unique opportunity to share God’s love with your community and reach kids for Christ. If not, take time to read this post anyway. As you do, think of… Continue reading

What made Billy Graham special?

Are you or your children the next Billy Graham? How do you know? What about Billy Graham made him so special and influential?

If you have not heard, Billy Graham died Wednesday morning, Feb. 21, 2018. Our prayers are… 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

Faith in the Face of Harvey

Hurricane Harvey 2017 (AP photo)

Why do bad things happen? How should we pray in the face of tragedy?

If you haven’t heard, Hurricane Harvey has been wrecking destruction on the Gulf Coast. My sister and her family live in… Continue reading

What to Expect This Summer

What are some fun ways you can keep kids thinking about spiritual matters this summer? We have some ideas.

Hello, everybody!

Are you glad summer is here? Part of me says “YES!” while part of me says “Already?!” I know… Continue reading

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