In our house we have a set of wooden blocks that look like this and all our children love building them up and knocking them down. They use them to build castles, cities, race tracks, as many different things as their young imaginations can create. As a parent I enjoy watching their minds use these … More Find your building blocks
Oh God! Help us make it through this week without showing our children how weary we are over the curveballs of life. Give us the strength to carry out the tasks that we must do and to be at peace about releasing the non-essential tasks for a later time. Help us to listen when our … More Prayer of the Shared – Care Parents
As I wrap up my time at my seminar I look forward to returning home to hug my wife and kids. It is a true blessing to have the opportunity to travel to new places and engage with others in conversation and prayer regarding the state of the Christian Church in this country. However, all that pales … More Questions of our Children
“I love to jump! When I jump God holds on to me so that I don’t go too high and keeps me safe.” “When we bow our heads and close our eyes to pray the angels come down from heaven and sit with us. (After we said ‘Amen’) Oh! I just touched one! I touched … More When I Jump….
I have a theory that in every home that has children there occurs a periodic event that I call The Wakening Hour. This is a time that occurs deep into the evening when all or most all of your children stir and wander out of their rooms to find you. They are rarely fully awake, sometimes … More The Wakening Hour
Working with children and being in the process of raising some with my wife has shown me that what each child needs is to feel support. This is especially true for younger siblings. It is never easy being in the shadow of your older sibling and not being just like them. I don’t know why … More Empowering younger sibilings