Advent Calendar Ideas

Thanksgiving and Black Friday are now behind us. There are 29 days until Christmas is here. How do we decide what is important and what is not as this holy day approaches? What message will our children read between the … Continue reading

How to Mold a Servant’s Heart in Your Child

It’s a wonderful time of year. It’s a frustrating time of year. Television advertisements, stores filled with toys galore, and the suggestion that we can never have enough “stuff” can create tension-filled holidays. In the true spirit of service that Christ called all … Continue reading

Reviving the Mealtime Prayer

In many homes, as the family gathers around the table to share a meal, heads bow and eyes close in preparation for the mealtime prayer. Some families hold hands while Mom or Dad ask the blessing on the food. Sometimes children … Continue reading

Transitioning Pre-teens and Teens into Youth Leaders

One of the challenges for many churches is transitioning pre-teens and teens into youth leadership roles. I feel this is vital to a young person’s walk with the Lord. During the pre-teen and teen years, many temptations can draw youth away … Continue reading

God’s Word – Are our children learning it?

Who taught you the Scriptures? Chances are your parents and/or Sunday school teachers were your first Bible teachers. Beginning with the time the Ten Commandments were given to the Israelites, God charged us to teach his commandments to our children . (Read … Continue reading