Posts from May 2018

Posts from May 2018

Discipline? Why?

Have you given much thought to why you discipline your kids? I think we focus too much on the act of disciplining (training) our kids rather than why we’re training our kids. I know this sounds like semantics, but focusing on the why allows us to  speak to our children in terms of who God says they are and who God says they are becoming. Focusing on the act traps us in an unpleasant moment that is usually emotionally draining. When we…

Let’s Volunteer!

When we make service work a normal part of our lives we not only teach our children strong core values, we demonstrate these values in action. Resolve to make a difference in your community this year. The benefits are enormous. Volunteering teaches even toddlers and preschoolers about compassion, empathy, tolerance, gratitude, and community responsibility. And children who volunteer are more likely to continue doing so as adults. Volunteer ideas for you and the kids Regularly visit a “grandfriend” at a…

Teach Me To Pray

One of the most precious sounds is that of a child pouring their heart out to God. Give your children the opportunity to pray often. Encourage them to PRAY OUT LOUD. You may even talk about postures (kneeling, sitting, standing, laying face down) of prayer. Whatever you do, let them pray. If you say a prayer for your child, they may be informed, but teach them to pray and they will be transformed. Amen. I’ve combined a few of my prayer …