Joy: A Family That Loves Christ Together

Family experiencing joy as they run on beach

How do we teach our children joy? Does Joy Come from Possessions? The young family arriving on the beach was not happy. They climbed out of a new SUV with third-row seating, a DVD player for both back seats, and a roof rack full of surfboards. Their clothes, even though…  Read More

Chores: Why Teach Our Children Colossians 3:23

Mop and bucket ready for chores

Paul was talking about chores when he wrote: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward,” (Colossians 3:23) This Scripture lays a foundation for what…  Read More

Be Still and Teach Your Children the Same

Be still-girl reading Bible facing ocean

“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 “Busy, and How Are You?” Does it bother you that the universal answer to “How are you?” is “Busy”? What if we answered with a description of our feelings? “Joyful, how about you?” or “Excited, our vacation begins tomorrow.” “Kinda…  Read More

2 Ways to Bring Joy to Your Children

Asian family laughing at dinner table

The following post was inspired by a conversation with an eleven-year-old grandson as he talked about the difference it makes when people are happy at school. Children Need Happy People in Their Lives Do you know how vital it is for your children to be around happy people? More than…  Read More

How Is Your Family Celebrating Christ’s Birthday?

Joseph, Mary, Jesus open against blue sky first Christmas

Now why is it that we celebrate Christmas? I thought we were commemorating Christ’s birth. Something seems wrong. Here are some symptoms that Christmas has gone awry:  Black Fridays that turn violent. People seduced by Black Friday frenzies to spend money they don’t have. More emphasis on decorating homes than providing…  Read More