Creating Family Values

Creating Family Values

After the dedication of his baby brother in church, little Johnny sobbed all the way home in the back seat of the car. His father asked him three times what was wrong. Finally the boy replied, “That pastor said he wanted us brought up in a Christian home, and I want...
The Power of Encouragement

The Power of Encouragement

A recent New Year’s trend involves choosing one word as a theme or focus for the next 12 months. For parents, a great word to choose—and remember regularly—is “encourage.”   At times, it seems as if the parental job description involves being children’s #1 fan, but...
Be Prepared

Be Prepared

As Christmas approaches, we can get so busy getting things ready for the big day. Christmas shopping, baking, parties, and concerts fill our schedules. Our calendars are so full making sure our gift lists are checked off and our family Christmas photos are done that...