Category Archives: Parenting

Young Adults: The Church Owes Them More Than Pizza!

What does your fellowship group offer children and young adults? What do you as parents expect your fellowship to do? What does God expect you to do? I have been editing a book this week, Parent-Driven Discipleship by Michael Kennedy, … Continue reading

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South Carolina Horror: Let’s Make a Difference TODAY!

Like many people today, my heart is aching today for the families of nine people and a fellow church congregation in South Carolina. First let me say that the only media commentary that I have actually read or listened to … Continue reading

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Father’s Day – Get Through It or Celebrate

There have been years that Father’s Day was a difficult day for me to “celebrate,” as in planning a party and embracing it with much laughter and all good memories. I tried very hard when I became a mother to … Continue reading

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“I Have Decided to Follow Jesus. No Turning Back.”

Then Jesus began to tell them that the Son of Man must suffer many terrible things and be rejected by the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He would be killed, but three days later he … Continue reading

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Legal Battle on a 17-year-old’s Right to Choose Treatment

This story of a 17-year-old girl in Connecticut strikes my heart as I am also the mother of a teenager who had cancer. There will be no winners in this legal battle as the teen and her mother are going through … Continue reading

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Where is Jesus in a Suicide?

I do not presume to know the hearts of people who are navigating a journey of grief after the death of a loved one who chose suicide. But I know several people who are walking this path and I have … Continue reading

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Just the Way Families Are

I have been mulling today. For good or not, Facebook gives a glimpse into people’s lives. And today I was pondering how raising children has changed but still stays the same. I think the biggest change from my parents’ generation … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day – Jesus’ Conclusion

Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing near by, he said to his mother, “Dear … Continue reading

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Just Enough of God

“…if you want to know the Bible, there is no quick plan, no shortcuts, no easy osmosis method. You need to spend time with it. Prayerfully examine your priorities. If you are a parent, consider what you want to teach … Continue reading

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Parental Training

Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray.    Proverbs 22:6 (NRSV) Watching parents raise their children has been interesting, of a growing concern and a focus of recent prayer for me. Let me say … Continue reading

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