Family Faith-Building: Teaching Kids about Hope

Teaching Kids about Hope

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 To say that my family has an obsession with Disney World is an understatement. My children measure holidays and big events by when the next Disney trip will be. They spend their days hoping for the […]

Family Faith-Building: Teaching Kids about the Holy Spirit

Teaching Kids the Holy Spirit

In the Bible, we can see God in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. If you do any searching for yourself, you can find all three of these God-persons showing up both in the Old Testament AND the New Testament. Sometimes we make it so complicated to know God, but […]

Family Faith Building: Teaching Kids about the Bible

Teaching Kids about the Bible

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us… John 1:14 Second grade math was apparently a strength of mine {those were the days} so I was promoted to the third grade just for math class. At first I was excited, but the work was much more difficult than I anticipated. Mrs. Darrow was very firm […]

Family Faith-Building: Teaching Kids about Discipleship

Discipling Children

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall […]

Family Faith-Building: Teaching Kids about Prayer

Teaching Kids about Prayer

My idea of prayer became completely turned upside down after our first miscarriage. When you believe with all your heart for something you know God has ordained for you to do and you have people proclaiming life over your body and the tiny person occupying it, only to lose that life. . .well, it’ll change […]

Family Faith-Building: Teaching Kids about Salvation

Teaching Kids Salvation

  But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 Having grown up going to church from the ripe age of, well, birth, I have memories of being taught about salvation in Sunday school.  These lessons often ended in a call to action […]

Family Faith-Building: Teaching Kids about Identity

Teaching Kids about Identity

Who am I?  Who am I supposed to be?  Why is the difference between who I am and who I want to be so great?  These questions ache inside of me, sometimes they whisper, and sometimes they scream.  The days that they scream, I am anxious. I worry.  I doubt.  Simple decisions seem overwhelming.  I […]

31 Days of Family Faith-Building

31 Days of Family Faith Building

  I find I anticipate October like a child anticipates Christmas morning ever since we began participating in the 31 Days Writing series with The Nester. This year, as we continue to hear from God on what he wants for the community at Grace for Moms, we will be sharing what we are most passionate […]

Redefining the Role of the Church in Family Faith

Family Faith

Drive time is our best time to have conversations. Lately we’ve been listening to Seeds Family Worship after attending the God’s Awesome Word tour a few weeks ago. At first I wasn’t sure how my children, ages 6 and 3 would respond to the often complicated Word of God set directly to music. But they […]