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[19 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

What do you want for Christmas more than anything else? What is your greatest heart’s desire? Sometimes you don’t even know what that one thing is that would bring you total fulfillment, but guess what… God knows. He knows because He planted it in your heart before the foundation of the world. What could that be?

America, Holidays, Parenting »

[26 May 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

“No words are adequate to console those who have lost a loved one serving our nation. We can only offer our prayers and join in their grief. We grieve for the mother who hears the sound of her child’s 21-gun salute. We grieve for the husband or wife who receives a folded flag. We grieve for a young son or daughter who only knows Dad from a photograph.” President George W. Bush
“We will use these stones to build a memorial. In the future, your children will ask,”What do these stones …

* FAVORITES, FAMILY, Parenting, Values »

[16 Apr 2008 | No Comment | ]

“Kids need to give back to the family.” – Kevin Leman
How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. (Proverbs 16:16)
Are you rearing your kids in a home or a hotel?
How do I get my kid to help around the home more?
My devotional on April 8 mentioned how Jerry  Graham’s Daily Gram titled “The Big Mo” led me to the outstanding video message by Darcy & Tim Kimmel titled “Godly Advice to Get the Romance Back in Your Marriage.” Tim …

Commitment, Overcoming, Parenting, Stewardship »

[26 Mar 2008 | One Comment | ]

If there is a will, there is a way.
But You are He who took me out of the womb; You made Me trust while on my mother’s breasts. (Psalm 22:9)
When is the last time you changed a newborn’s diaper with one hand tied behind your back? How about tying both hands? Can’t be done? Keep reading!
I had plans to share a different message today, but I was so inspired by today’s Daily Gram [www.thecoachingpair.com] from Jerry Graham that I decided to bless you by sharing his message and video link.
As …

Parenting »

[24 Apr 2007 | No Comment | ]

It is of utmost importance to be united as parents in the area of discipline.
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. (Proverbs 23:7)
Which of the practical “do’s” below could help you or a parent you know the most?
In her book “The Positive Family,” Arvella Schuller shares these practical do’s that she learned from wiser and older parents.
1) Don’t forget Daddy! As kids come into the family, it’s easy for the mother to neglect the needs of her husband. But he must remain first because some day all …

FAMILY, Parenting »

[18 Apr 2007 | No Comment | ]

Kids are asking for their parents to listen.
And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32)
How well do you know your family?
Communication does not just happen automatically in a family, especially not today, when all kinds of interruptions and intrusions on our privacy complicate communications between each other. When we close the door to our home, we are no longer shutting out the rest of the world. The largest obstacles to communication in modern homes may well be the television …

FAMILY, Parenting »

[17 Jan 2007 | No Comment | ]

If you’re pregnant, it’s a baby!
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)
What can you do to preserve the sanctity of human life in America?
Yesterday we learned that sickness is often the result of sinful choices. Clearly, sexual promiscuity is against God’s will. It may lead to unwanted pregnancies, which in turn frequently lead to abortions. These often lead to long-term emotional illnesses.
“Many women choose abortion …