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Discipleship Checklist – Prayer

We are working through a Discipleship Map in this 3-week series! In the last post, we answered the question: 1. Has my child ever accepted God’s gift of salvation through Jesus? I shared some options based on your answer to that question for each of your children. Please go back [...]

Discipleship Checklist – Prayer2021-04-14T08:33:31-06:00

Discipleship Map – Starting with the Gospel

Discipleship Map – Starting with the Gospel 4/21 Parents and grandparents are often at a loss when it comes to discipling their children. There’s a process I have gone through with teen as a student minister and with our children that I learned in youth ministry training in college. It [...]

Discipleship Map – Starting with the Gospel2021-04-14T09:20:24-06:00

Live Life in Light of the Resurrection

What would your life be like without knowing the truth of Jesus’ Resurrection? Without the resurrection, there is no hope. As parents that’s a pretty scary thought. Why have children at all? If you have them, what hope and purpose do they have? If this life is all there is [...]

Live Life in Light of the Resurrection2021-03-31T11:17:46-06:00

Intentional Life

Intentional Life: Empowering your children to Live for Jesus 3.21 Colossians 3:23-24 says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,   since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is [...]

Intentional Life2021-03-28T14:56:19-06:00

Intentional Empowerment

Intentional Freedom: Helping your children avoid captivity 3.21 In addition to telling our children the truth of the Gospel, we need to live our lives as though we have been saved. According to Galatians 5:1, we must stand firm and stay free. If our children look at our lives and [...]

Intentional Empowerment2021-03-22T12:07:00-06:00

Intentional Freedom

Intentional Freedom: Helping your children avoid captivity 3.21 In addition to telling our children the truth of the Gospel, we need to live our lives as though we have been saved. According to Galatians 5:1, we must stand firm and stay free. If our children look at our lives and [...]

Intentional Freedom2021-03-22T12:07:07-06:00

Intentional Invitation

Intentional Invitation: Sharing the Good News of Jesus with your Children 3.21 I published the Good News of the Gospel on the home page of my personal website. A friend texted me about a week after I sent her the site to tell me her daughter accepted Jesus using the [...]

Intentional Invitation2021-03-22T12:07:24-06:00

Cloak of Love

  In our short study of Colossians 3:1-14, we have talked about setting our hearts and minds on things above, getting rid of whatever is in our earthly nature, and recognizing our place as royalty to help us act like royalty to help our children do the same. We talked [...]

Cloak of Love2021-02-08T12:27:45-07:00

As The Lord Forgave

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13 What has God forgiven you of, friend? If you are like me, you would rather not answer that question. I’d prefer to answer with “everything” or [...]

As The Lord Forgave2021-02-08T12:25:23-07:00

Getting Dressed to Serve

Let’s continue our personal check up in our relationships with our children. Colossians 3:12 says, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”  What does it look like to get dressed in compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience as preparation to serve [...]

Getting Dressed to Serve2021-02-08T12:22:33-07:00

Christ is all…therefore

21 ½ Years ago on August 7th, I went to one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever been to. The officiant was someone I deeply respect and the people getting married have helped define who I am as a person and a mother, so I remember the wedding well! [...]

Christ is all…therefore2021-02-03T11:31:32-07:00

Be Holy

We are going to finish up our study on 1 Peter 1:13-16 with the highest expectations given so far. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do;  16  for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” (Leviticus 11:45) How do [...]

Be Holy2021-02-03T11:32:28-07:00

Do Not Conform

The 1 Peter 1:13-16 passage has been great to clear out the fog and help me refocus my mind! The New Living translation paints the next verse in a very practical light that helps us see ourselves and our children more clearly. “So you must live as God’s obedient children. [...]

Do Not Conform2021-02-03T11:33:14-07:00

Set Your Hope

Continuing to clear our minds of pandemic and holiday fog, we move forward through 1 Peter 1:13-16 focusing on the second part of verse 13. “Set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming.” In 2020, many people felt hopeless. Now 2020 [...]

Set Your Hope2021-02-03T11:33:40-07:00

Alert and Prepared

Much of 2020 has been a fog of waiting. We keep waiting for the pandemic problem to be solved so we can get back to normal, stop wearing masks and be able to hug our friends for real. There is hope for a slow resolution of this ongoing problem with [...]

Alert and Prepared2021-01-08T11:00:28-07:00

Immanuel in our Hoping

“Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.” Hebrews 11:1 There have been so many unknowns for all of us in 2020. Will our family get the virus? Will my children get to go back to school full-time or do [...]

Immanuel in our Hoping2020-11-30T12:03:19-07:00

Immanuel in our Relating

Immanuel in our relating. God is with us in our relationships. God is with you in your strained relationship with your step-mom who never wanted to be a mom in the first place. He is with you as you mother without a maternal example to follow. God is with you [...]

Immanuel in our Relating2020-11-30T12:03:29-07:00

Immanuel in our Staying

Pausing again to study our foundational passage through the lens of Immanuel’s presence with us in Deuteronomy 6:7-9, look for the times we are instructed to talk to our children and remind them of God and His commands while we stay at home. "Repeat them again and again to your [...]

Immanuel in our Staying2020-11-30T12:03:39-07:00

Immanuel in our Going

One of the main passages we focus on at Family Time Training is Deuteronomy 6:4-9 “Listen, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone. [a]   And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.  And you must commit [...]

Immanuel in our Going2020-11-30T12:03:46-07:00

The Government Will Rest on His Shoulders

Family Time Training just released an advent study called “Come and See.” It’s a fun four-week family activities series based on Isaiah 9:6. If you haven’t picked it up for your family, it’s not too late! You can get buy it here! Isaiah 9:6 says, For a child is born [...]

The Government Will Rest on His Shoulders2020-11-11T11:45:12-07:00

Election Outcomes

No matter who wins the election, there will be people your children know who are overjoyed about the new president and people who are upset about the outcome. Some will be hopeful about what’s to come in the next four years from the White House and some will be concerned [...]

Election Outcomes2020-11-11T11:47:24-07:00

Notable Attitudes Inside the Home

As we have stood on our porch and looked beyond our sidewalks at attitudes of greed, selfishness, and arrogance, now we turn ourselves back around and look inside our own windows. We may see the same attitudes happening inside our home. Just before school began, I heard a handful of [...]

Notable Attitudes Inside the Home2020-10-08T09:49:01-06:00

Notable Attitudes Outside the Home

COVID-19 has highlighted some notable attitudes in our world. We should think through these attitudes in order to help our children process what they are seeing and experiencing. We have seen greed in grocery hoarding. This behavior goes beyond emergency food storage. This has to do with fear and panic [...]

Notable Attitudes Outside the Home2020-10-08T09:50:00-06:00

Hybrid Schedule Tips and Tricks

We are experiencing something wonderful and wacky in our home this year in hybrid learning! A hybrid schedule means our children go to school two days a week in-person, have two asynchronous days of school online at home, and one synchronous day of school online at home. Some of us [...]

Hybrid Schedule Tips and Tricks2020-10-08T09:49:23-06:00
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