He will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers. -Malachi 4:6 There’s a recipe that will guarantee a movie leaves my cheeks wet. It simply requires a plot or subplot that revolves around father-son drama and a couple well written lines about the importance of that relationship. It’s a direct hit to my heartstrings,… Read More Marvel Means to Make Us Know We Need More Than Moms
by Adam Bayne Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety. -Proverbs 11:14 Editor: this post was adapted with permission from Adam Bayne’s Blog. A friend once sent me an email asking me the following questions about kids ministry. Here’s how I responded: 1. What are 3 big… Read More 3 Questions For Children’s Ministers
And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” -John 8:7 Maddi Runkles’ story has drawn no shortage of headlines. I relate to it. Like her, I live in Maryland. Like her, I’ve… Read More The Sin Of Pregnancy?
Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can… Read More 3 Ways To Love “Them”
And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. -Matthew 18:2-3 I was six years old when I went to my first funeral. My agnostic parents and grandparents explained… Read More Disney & The Death Of Innocence
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed –Luke 4:18 In generations past older women trained the younger in how to best prepare for and navigate marriage. This was the way God intended it to be (Titus 2:4). With the… Read More Sexual Stockholm Syndrome
but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” -Matthew 19:14 James Emery White offers up some fantastic insights on the joy and privilege it is to serve children in ministry. It is near and dear to the heart of God himself.… Read More Encouragement for Children’s Ministry
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. -1 Corinthians 10:31 Between the ages of 12-14 I had a paper route and used just about every dollar I made to buy video games. Most all of my waking hours not spent eating or in school were spent playing… Read More What’s Better Than Video Games?
And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. -Matthew 5:41 I know this is the sort of title that seems like provocative click bait. It is the type of statement that some emergent church guy would say regarding the exclusivity of Christianity. That’s not what I mean though. I… Read More The Journey Is More Important Than The Destination