Fighting Entitlement

If you have kids, have worked with kids, have ever been a kid, or can define the word “kid”, you know that entitlement is an increasing issue. How do we battle the entitlement attitude with our kids? Carey Nieuwhof posted a great post on the Orange Parents Blog that is worth checking out: Five Ways…

What Superheroes Can Teach Us About Faith

Like many boys, Bryce Morgan, pastor of Way of Grace Church in Buckeye. AZ, grew up on comic books. As he got older, he began to make the connection between some of the heroic values he was reading, and a real hero who DOES exist. In his comic “Rescue Me”, Morgan points out that Jesus…

Gasp Moments

As a parent I try hard to teach truth to my children. But every now and then I see those magical moments when they seem to get it on their own. Last night we read a story from Mark 7 where Jesus healed a deaf and mute man. After reading that story, I had my…

Going to a new (sunday) school

My family and I are about to help plant a new church in our neighborhood. While we are excited about this opportunity, My wife will really miss the amazing child care at the Church we have been attending. while considering the whole situation, we have had to really think over what we look for in…

Pulling Weeds

Read: Mark 4:1-20   This is the parable of the sower. After telling the story, Jesus takes the time to explain the parable. He explains what it meant for the seeds to fall on rocky soil, be eaten by birds and be choked out by the weeds. In verses 18-19 He explains: Still others, like…

Daddy Daughter Dates

I am the father of 3 daughters. That puts me in a pretty significant role in our family. I view it as my job to show my girls what a Godly man/father/husband should be like. On top of that, God uses the model of a father and a child when describing His relationship to us.…

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Treasures… under the bed

“Let’s go on a treasure hunt!” To start this lesson, send each of your kids on a “treasure hunt” to their room. Their job is to find one item in their room that is very special to them, and bring them to share with the family. It’s kind of like an “under the bed show-and-tell”.…

What we Want

I’m sure we are the ONLY family who deals with whiney kids, right? Our girls are getting to the age where they are beginning to recognize their “whineyness”… or… if not theirs, that of their sisters. Tonight we had a great chance to talk through what it means to be content. We read through Matthew…