daughters, daddy’s, and God’s glory

I have three little jewels. They came to me as blessed gifts from above.  Each jewel has unique facets and glimmer with unending beauty.  Their beauty rises from within and shines throughout, mixing the temporal and eternal.  I simply enjoy holding my jewels and can look at them for hours upon hours.  I cherish them.  I take time to let them know how much I … Continue reading daughters, daddy’s, and God’s glory

God’s grace on display in my childhood

I was born to two teenage parents. My parents submitted to their parents and married while I was still in the womb. Their marriage lasted two years, but they remained close. I bounced between apartments and my grandparents. It was frustrating and heart-aching for me not to have consistency in the home, but I imagine it was equally difficult for my parents whose young adult … Continue reading God’s grace on display in my childhood

Lessons for parents from Jesus’ parents

We don’t often think of Jesus being a child, teenager, or even a tween, but He was one. I suppose the reason is that there isn’t a lot of material written about Jesus’ childhood between His birth and late-twenties. What was it like to parent a young Jesus? Perfect right? No tension, no discipline, no disappointment. Well, not exactly. Jesus had a moment of tension, … Continue reading Lessons for parents from Jesus’ parents

bringing the gospel home (book review)

I ordered this book out of curiosity. Sharing the gospel with family is tough! First, I have unsaved family members that I really desire to share the gospel with, but direly fall short of doing regularly. I really love and care for them and want to see them in heaven someday too. This is a book on evangelism that hits close to home. Second, there … Continue reading bringing the gospel home (book review)

thumb licks [4.26.12]

Is the internet ruining your brain? How to deal with the loss of a spouse. That’s not fair. Sweet gadgets for the one percent who can afford them. Do pets go to heaven? 10 of the most difficult theological issues Christians must face today. How to lead a child to Christ? The secret life of plankton. So small but so great. More than just Christmas. Continue reading thumb licks [4.26.12]

4/14 Window

What is the 4/14 Window? The 4/14 Window refers to all children between the ages of 4 to 14. During this decade or “window,” most children in this demographic develop their moral and spiritual foundations. Why is this age group so important? There are 2.3 billion children on earth under age 15 and they represent the largest unreached people group in the world. Boys and … Continue reading 4/14 Window