Retraining Post Covid Kids (and Adults)

I was making a bee-line for the end of the aisle in Walmart when I heard my name. I stopped to refocus on the face looking down at me. “Sorry,” I apologized, nodding to the kids behind my cart, “we’re almost finished and I am just focused on the goal.” Our Minnesota governor just recently […]

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Who He Must Be

Young women should have standards by which they evaluate whether a young man is suitable for dating, and young men should have standards to aspire toward, but how should those standards be established and who must he be? Years ago, I read Voddie Baucham Jr.’s book, What He Must Be:… If He Wants to Marry […]

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My New Years Wish: A Heart Like That

The fruit of her commitment to a relationship with God was strikingly evident. Almost overnight, the child who used to bolt and run in stores, tantrum wherever, and was full of sass turned into an easy, conscientious child who exhibited an uncanny measure of self-control and is a hard worker. Choices that had previously been driven by self-will were replaced by choices directed by God’s will. That is what happens when God removes our hard hearts and gives us His heart.

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A Reflection of Psalm 23, Day 3

He Makes Me Lie Down in Green Pastures My children’s Bible had a picture of a shepherd reclining against a tree and his sheep laying in lush grass all around. It is what I think of when I recite Psalm 23. I think I developed this idea that sheep lay around a lot, but according […]

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Teaching Children the Gospel

I was loading whites into the washing machine when four-year old Charis came up behind me. She watched for half a minute, and then she said, “Mommy, you taught us to love God?” I don’t know where the question came from. Her question gripped me because I had just read a post from a mom […]

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