Our house sits on a half-acre lot that contains many beautiful trees. The massive oak looms in our front yard, while the slender pines line our driveway and fence row. Our magnolia tree stands prominently beside a pine, and our citrus trees form a line of deliciousness along the back line of our property. We … Continue reading Nooks and Crannies Discipleship
Category: Christian Living
Parents want their kids to read more. That seems to be one of those universal statements that holds firm each year. While I offer no bulletproof plan to creating readers in your home, I wanted to share some of the tips that have helped us cultivate a practice (and dare I say, a love) of … Continue reading 6 Tips for Cultivating Little Readers
I grew up in rural Mississippi—a beautiful blend of cattle pastures, meandering brooks, and forests. For some, this sounds dreadful, but for me, it was a delight. Climbing trees, playing on hay bales, and conquering hordes of imaginary enemies lurking in the woods were the daily adventures of my childhood, and they are memories that … Continue reading Sorting Out Your Family’s Priorities
If you were to turn on the cable news, you would likely see the news anchor with a person on her right and left. These two individuals would be discussing today's hot-button issue, but they wouldn't really be discussing. It's more like talking at one another, a game scored on smug insults and sizzling one-liners. … Continue reading Are You Hearing or Understanding?
Feeling the Ache of Anxiety Most of the time, it's a tightness at my shoulder blades that slowly evolves into a pain that creeps up my neck and wraps itself around my head. At other times, it has been a slight tightening in my chest that stretched to the bottom of my throat. Those are … Continue reading On Well-Fed Birds and Pretty Flowers
If you ever struggle with feeling timid about sharing your faith, you're not alone. Many Christians are overtaken by fear when they're faced with the prospect of evangelizing a neighbor or co-worker. What is our hope in overcoming these fears?
A vital part of parenting is teaching children important skills and lessons like how to cook, how to manage money, and how to drive a car. The fundamental task of Christian parenting is to raise children in the fear and instruction of the Lord (Prov. 1:7; Eph. 6:4). In other words, the call to parenting … Continue reading Parents, Confess Your Sin to Your Children