Happy New Year! We’ve just come out of a season of celebrating the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ and now we’re well on our way into the new year. Although some of us have new year resolutions and others have plans and goals we hope to achieve none of us can say for certain exactly how 2015 will play out. One thing for sure is just...
When reading the story of Jesus as a child in Luke 2:40-52 the parallels of the His life to come jumps out throughout the passage. For those unfamiliar with the recount it reads as follows: “40 And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him. 41 His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast...
Ours heart’s desire is to see all children in a thriving relationship with our Heavenly Father (i.e. healthy, whole, bearing good fruits, and bringing forth gifts through the power of Holy Spirit). The initial thought was to simply put up a blog with Bible lessons and keep it at that. However, in ministry work and with the passage of time we've been confronted with the...
There has always been forces working against children and families regardless of race, education, socio-economic class, or faith. These forces (i.e. the negatives of life) attempt to delay, derail, and deny children of the freedom, peace, joy, and prosperity that God has promised to all. As examples think about some of the major US headlines in the recent past - from Columbine to Sandy Hook,...