Christmas and New Years parties are something that I look forward to every year. I’m guessing the same is true for most of you reading this. Being with family and friends to celebrate the commencement of a new year is … Continue reading DOES YOUR FAMILY HAVE SPIRITUAL GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR?
When I was a kid, I loved baseball and collecting all things baseball. Like many boys, I dreamed about what it would be like to play in the big leagues. I wasn’t a great player myself, but I worked hard … Continue reading Coaching Your Kids (and yourself) Through Disappointment
Advent You’ve probably heard the word “advent” but do you know what it means? The word comes from the Latin “adventus” and literally means “coming.” Christians refer to the first and second advent’s or “first and second comings” often in … Continue reading Dear Christian Family: DON’T MISS ADVENT!
Real vs Virtual It was a typical Friday date morning for Amy and I. We went over to Sunny Street Restaurant in the Arnold Commons and walked in to be seated. I just happened to glance over and see an … Continue reading TELL THEM TO PUT THE PHONE DOWN
As parents, we’ve all heard some version of this: “He started it!” “I meant to fill in the blank (clean my room, take out the trash, etc.) right after I finish this game.” “It’s not fair!” “I just forgot.” Likewise, as a … Continue reading Repentance is an Opportunity
One of the primary obstacles for Christian families pursuing Christian education is affordability. My school strives to keep tuition affordable, but this can still be a huge amount for many families. Nearly a decade ago when I was considering the … Continue reading The Case for Christian Education, pt. 2: Affordability
I’m getting ready to enter my ninth year in Christian education. I spent the first seven of those years as a teacher in both part-time and full-time capacities, and in the last year I’ve served as an administrator. While I’m … Continue reading The Case for Christian Education, Pt. 1
REPENTANCE AND RELATIONSHIP Your personal relationships will be defined on a practical level by your ability to repent of sin when confronted. Parents, it starts with you. You and I must take responsibility for our failures so our children learn … Continue reading Teaching Children Repentance
Fanny Crosby was born March 24, 1820. When she was born, she had an eye infection. Her parents sought help from someone who smeared a paste in her eyes. Unfortunately, the paste blinded Fanny. Even though early on she lost the ability to see, she was still a very happy and thankful child. At just 8 years old she wrote this poem: “Oh, what a happy child I am, although I cannot see, I am resolved that in this world contented I will be, How many blessings I enjoy that other people don’t, So weep or sigh because I’m blind, … Continue reading Thankful in Every Situation
December 5thLight two candles. When Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’sbrother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, Jacob wentup and rolled the stone from the mouth of the well and wateredthe flock of Laban his … Continue reading Jacob: A Love Story (Part I)
Nikita Khrushchev once described a time in the Communist republic’s history when a wave of theft was sweeping through the government-owned plants. To stop the theft, guards were placed at factory entrances to watch the laborers as they entered and … Continue reading Look Past the Sawdust
“And when he thought about it, he wept.” (Mark 14:72) I am hopeful that Joshua Harris comes back to the Lord, aren’t you? The last few days I have been reading articles with very terse words about his recent apostasy … Continue reading Pray for Joshua Harris