Spiritual Disciplines — New Year’s Resolutions

Teen writing New Year's Resolutions

The most popular New Year’s resolution for 2014 is the same that it has been for several years: lose weight. Because spiritual health is not only for a lifetime, but for eternity, perhaps we should encourage our children to make some commitments to spiritual disciplines as they begin the New…  Read More

Fruit of the Spirit: Character Traits We Want for Our Children

fruit representing fruit of the Spirit

What a heavy responsibility parenting is! Not only are we responsible for our children’s food, clothing, shelter, and safety, but intentionally or not, we mold their character. We determine if our children’s character is centered on the “fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22) or the “fruit of the world.” It’s…  Read More

God Wants Us to Prepare for the Challenges We Face

prepare for college by taking entrance exam

How does your child or teen prepare for a frightening experience? There are tests, speeches, first dates and dances, plays, solo tryouts, interviews, and many more fear-provoking events. In my last post, I wrote about Joshua and Caleb. They were able to enter the Promised Land because they trusted God….  Read More