The power of music and worship for children

The power of music and worship for children

I believe in the power of music. Practically nothing else is as sticky and powerful as a melody. It enables us to jump back in time to a memory that…


When should I start talking to my kids about sex?

When should I start talking to my kids about sex?

“When should I start talking to my kids about sex?”  We always answer that question with another question—When does the world start talking to your…


How Jesus meets us in distraction

I took a deep breath as we got in the car. We did it. We managed to get all five children in the car to go to church, and we are only going to be 5…


Discipling and sowing seeds of faith with toddlers

Trying to do anything intentional with a two-year-old can feel a bit like walking with them on roller skates, pulling them along while they try to…


Teaching littles: Family devotions with many activities

When I first got pregnant with our oldest child, I started praying that our babies would know how loved they are by my husband and me, but also by…


Pointing your preschooler to Jesus

I never really thought about it when my wife and I decided to have kids, but within that decision, we were essentially signing up to become teachers,…


How to Pray for Your Unborn Child

1) Pray that your child would know he or she is an image bearer of God. Whether you are a brand-new mother or a mother of twelve, it is astonishing…


Wow Your Kids with God’s Good News - 4 ways to help your little ones develop a love and passion for what God has done for them

How would your kids react if you told them you were heading out on a trip to Disney World tomorrow? Would that good news thrill them? I’m guessing…


3 ways to love your challenging toddler well

There is no doubt that parenting little ones right now is probably harder than any of us have experienced. We are all operating in a place of…