Today is my daughter’s sixth birthday. As most parents feel on days like these, I am not sure how we got here. Wasn’t she JUST born? I remember some of the first days so vividly. And so many days since then. I love traditions, maybe because I didn’t have any growing up. And it is … Continue reading The Pressure Of Traditions
Well, this week isn't exactly uplifting or all that encouraging. We see a lot of punishment and destruction, which we, understandably, tend to try to shield our children from. But, like in our own homes, in God's kingdom, there are consequences for making poor choices. Just like we place our three year olds in timeout … Continue reading So it’s not great news
A focus of the kid’s ministry team has been teaching our families The Lord’s Prayer. We are going line by line so that our children can learn it AND understand what it means. This is a foundation of the faith that we want them to cling to the rest of their lives. Today, I wanted … Continue reading The Lord’s Prayer Breakdown
It is perfectly normal to feel intimidated and maybe even “put off” by the Book of Revelation. But I encourage you to keep reading, at least this one time, all the way through. And while you’re doing so, look for the clues and cross-references to other books of the Bible. This last book of the … Continue reading Letters, Thrones, Beasts and Scrolls.
Cooking is my only practical hobby. My other hobbies include learning everything I can about the medical field, finding every patch of poison ivy in the DFW metroplex and apparently rolling in it, and formerly running - since children that has turned into pushing a double-stroller while walking two dogs on a double-leash. While impressive … Continue reading My One Practical Hobby
Friends, I am ready to learn more about the Bible with you this week. Here’s what I know so far, Revelation is deeply rooted in the Old Testament - there are more than 500 allusions to the Old Testament, and 278 of the 404 verses in Revelation (that is almost 70%) make some reference to … Continue reading Connecting the Dots
...you make a life lesson out of it. Sometimes I am reminded that parents and guardians are the only true “experts” on their children. By that I mean that only you know exactly who your child is and how he or she learns and reacts to things. Well, you and God; but here I’m just … Continue reading When Hanger Strikes…
We have a one week break from our Munger Bible reading plan. We just finished Nehemiah on Friday and we start Revelation a week from today. I thought I’d take a little latitude this week and not give my usual brilliant insights into Scripture (like I said…latitude) but share with you my thoughts on what … Continue reading Which Bible Should I Get For My Kid?
Illustration of Stickman Kids Heads Singing Do Re Mi, with Music Notes If you caught Andrew’s sermon this past week, you’ll know he serenaded us with the Boys State anthem. There are several takeaways to be garnered from that, but one conclusion is that we remember words to put music - like the ABCs! My … Continue reading Do-Re-Mi
The last words of Nehemiah are probably something we all hope for: that God remembers us for the good we have done in our lives. Of course, we come up short over and over again, just like the Israelites. But God’s forgiveness and love is abundant. September 28 Nehemiah 9:1-38 Today’s Takeaways: The people completed … Continue reading Forget Me Not