I’m An Empath!

Loving Others - Empathy

Loving Others – Empathy

In a recent article for a natural magazine that I happened to pick up at my local vitamin store, there was a description of a book called The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People, written by Judith Orloff, M.D. The author explains that an empath is someone who is highly sensitive and empathic. “Bingo!” I thought. “That’s me for sure!” According to this author, empaths absorb other people’s emotions. That explains why I cry so easily when I see emotional or sad events unfold on the TV or in real life. Continue reading

Courageous Parenting: Training Up a Child in the Way He Should Go

gavel-240_F_155565861_nzQdYLwpz9y4Bh9GEOyfZLbE7naclEqPI sat in the large courtroom, awaiting my court case involving a minor traffic accident in which a delivery truck had struck my car.

The judge was hearing another case before mine. I watched intently as a middle-aged mother stood at her adult son’s right side, pleading with the judge.

“But, your Honor, he didn’t mean to do it! He’s really a good boy. Please give him a break.” Continue reading

Reaching Forward

Running (Silhouette)…but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14 NKJV

A great verse to take into 2018.

The mistakes and disappointments of 2017 are in the past.

2018 stretches out in front of us brimming with opportunities to share God’s love with others, to live our lives for Him better, and the chance to do life differently – Continue reading

Bible Verse Activities for Kids-Acts 16:31

Bible Verse Activities for Kids-Acts 16:31 I remember memorizing Bible verses as a kid. My mom would make word puzzles and activities for them, and I loved it. Many of the ones I learned then are the ones that God most often brings to my mind today. I’ve tried to continue the habit as an adult, though I confess I’ve fallen far short of working on it as diligently or faithfully as I would like.

The importance of committing the Word of God to heart cannot be overstated, so I thought I would create some Bible verse memorization activity packs to help parents and teachers get little ones off to a solid start. I’ll be sharing a new one about every two weeks, and I hope Continue reading

Do We Infect our Children with Jesus or Inoculate Them Against Him?

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Do our children enjoy coming to church? This is a good question to ask and a very important one. This question gets a lot of attention in Christian circles everywhere. Our children’s programs must be fun and entertaining or children won’t want to come.

Are our children getting the message? Do they learn why Jesus came to earth, to suffer and die for their sins so they can have abundant light through believing in him?

If embedded in all the fun and games, we fail to teach them the real-life reasons they need to know about Jesus, they will drift away when they are old enough to decide Continue reading