Memory

One of the games that I used to love to play as a kid was Memory.  The premise of the game was very simple:  lay the cards out on a table, then each player took turns turning them over 2 at a time.  The object of the game was to find as many matching pairs… Read More ›

He Keeps Us Singing

“When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.” – Matthew 26:30 Do we ever consider just how unusual this is?  Jesus has just finished sharing his final meal with his disciples.  As they were gathered around the table, Jesus has already told them that one of them is a… Read More ›

A Father’s Love

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17, “May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.” With Father’s day coming soon I felt inspired to share something that happened with my daughter that… Read More ›

Having Compassion on Our Children

“As a father has compassion for his children, so the LORD has compassion for those who fear him.” – Psalm 103:13 “And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” – Ephesians 6:4 “Because I said so.”  I waited my whole child and… Read More ›

It’s Time to Hope

In 2 Corinthians 4:1, the apostle Paul writes, “Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.” Interesting that Paul has so much hope about “this ministry”, because it certainly involved much frustration and pain. As a matter of fact, Paul writes this very letter to try to make amends… Read More ›

Growing a Child’s Prayer Life

Often when we think of children and prayer, we think about praying at meals or saying prayers at bedtime.  Most of these prayers are poems or songs that express thanks to God for food, family, or (in the case of some children) everything in the whole world.  These prayers and these times are crucial moments… Read More ›