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    Good news, parents — you’re qualified

    March 11, 2015
    “I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”          Philippians 1:6

    Last week I challenged all who are parents to be the first and most important spiritual teachers to their kids.  It was old news to some and alarming to others. I, too, am sometimes alarmed by the enormity of the task we’ve been given.

    I have more history of messing up God’s plan, or at least rerouting it at times, than carrying it through to completion.  At least, when left to my own abilities.

    Today, I have a good comforting word for you:  God is okay with your having the task of teaching your kids about him and his goodness.  He designed the process, knows us deeply and somehow is still willing to let our inadequacies work alongside his sufficiency.

    Our job is to walk with our kids, train them as we know how and tell them about our faith while demonstrating it.  But we can relax in knowing the Savior is Jesus Christ.   Continue reading…

  • That’s my job?

    “And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today.  Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about…

    March 4, 2015
  • It’s Good to Have Options

    Once upon a time, many, many moons ago, Gary and I were newly married.  In the spring of 1985 as we were approaching our 1st…

    February 25, 2015
  • I’m guest posting at Sticky Faith

    Do you ever think about the extended family of kids you love at church? You know — family who can’t always see the kids as…

    January 23, 2015
  • Hey, Jude!

    I’d like to introduce you to… Jude Harris Brick, born Wednesday, October 22, 2014, to Andy and Megan Brick, our son and daughter-in-love. That makes…

    October 24, 2014
  • Having a Plan

    The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.  Proverbs 21:5 I think we would all agree that parenting…

    November 13, 2012