Be on Guard

I just saw this video over at Wayne Stock's site on his "Beware of Facebook" post.  I had heard the song before, but seeing the video made it really powerful.  Talking with friends over the last year has made me realize how the devil really does prowl around looking for someone or some family to devour.   People don't set out to hurt their spouses, grow distant, have an affair or even miss most of their kids' childhood, but it slowly happens sometimes.  Be on guard.  Protect your family with … [Read more...]

Parenting Seminar: Get Your Kids to Listen

Parenting Seminar: Get Your Kids to Listen

If you saw my post a week or so again ago about a free parenting seminar entitled "Get Your Kids to Listen without Whining, Yelling, or Nagging" but weren't able to watch during the scheduled times, I've got good news for you!  There is a free replay of the seminar available for you to watch whenever you want.  I caught most of the original seminar (missed a few parts while chasing down some crazy kids!), and it is certainly worth your time.  Check out the details here, and happy listening. … [Read more...]

Can Someone Fix My Life, Please?

Can Someone Fix My Life, Please?

So, apparently, my "Maximize Your Mornings" quest is well, er... kind of a flop.  I'm pretty sure I'm waking up later than ever, and the house is in worse shape than before.  I'm perpetually discouraged and compulsively checking the to-do list like the earth will explode if I don't cross something off every 12 minutes.  What exactly happened here? Well, it's winter.  Almost.  And I pretty much hate winter.  The mornings are dark and cold and suck all the enticement out of "starting the day … [Read more...]

Breaking News in Israel!

This just in -- kids reporting on Bible stories! We did this activity during "The Big Story" series:  kids interviewing each other, asking key details about the stories we were learning about.  The same guy who did the Spy Guy videos did this one for us too -- and as always, it turned out great.  Take a look!   httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP4eQBV6T5E … [Read more...]

Parenting Resource Round-Up

Parenting Resource Round-Up

What Kind of a Leader Are You?: Amanda, from Impress Your Kids, shares some great devotional books to help you get into God's Word.  Why Family Dinner is So Important:There's something kids can learn at every age while around the dinner table Pasta Thursday: Speaking of family dinner, here's some pasta ideas from Wegmans!  Who's Watching You?: One of my favorite hip-hop artist LaCrae raps about the importance of male role models Veggie Tales Games: Now that looks like fun! Christmas … [Read more...]

The Almighty Bible: Exodus

The Almighty Bible: Exodus

After reading The Almighty Bible: Genesis, I was pretty impressed.  Five months later, I'm still thinking about pictures from that book, and am even more impressed that it has allowed me, a seasoned Bible reader, a whole new way to connect with God's Word.   When I finally sat down to read The Almighty Bible: Exodus, I was not disappointed. I mean, who wouldn't get a little wound up seeing the 10 Plagues, the first Passover, walking through the Red Sea, Moses talking with God, and a whole … [Read more...]