Making Life Work for Your Family

The Care and Feeding of Christian Servants

The Care and Feeding of Christian Servants

Why do we not take care of ourselves in our service to others?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that if we are going to keep being a servant to Christ and others, then we've got to care for ourselves and replenish what we are depleting in our service to others.

Perseverance

Perseverance

How did the snail get on the ark?

Paul Faulkner encourages us to press on and persevere.

Become a Builder

Become a Builder

Why tear down when you can build others up?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that we are put here to be a blessing to others and inspire, encourage, and build up, not tear down and criticize because the church, Jesus' community, is God's holy temple.

Words, Words, Words

Words, Words, Words

Looking to put the spin on something, then learn from this!

Paul Faulkner reminds us of the awesome power of words and our human ability to use them to distort the truth and anger God.

Sharing the Story of Our Lives

Sharing the Story of Our Lives

With whom have you shared your story?

Paul Faulkner writes about sharing our story and being vulnerable with others so we can have friends.

Be Intentional about What Matters Most

Be Intentional about What Matters Most

What is really most important in your family?`

Paul Faulkner reminds us that we have to be intentional or what we view as important gets lost in the busyness of life.

Upside Down is Right Side Up

Upside Down is Right Side Up

Jesus really could stire things up, couldn't he?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that Jesus turned things upside down adn stirred things up to bring God's blessings to others.

Become a Builder

Become a Builder

Why tear someone up when you can help them get on track?

Paul Faulkner reminds us of the preciousness of the church and how we must not criticize each other.

Getting Out of Trouble

Getting Out of Trouble

How in the world are you going to get out of this mess?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that temptation is something that gets worse when we give into it, especially lying, and yet God promises to help us find a way out of the mess.

Patience ... My Left Foot!

Patience ... My Left Foot!

How much do you really have?

Paul Faulkner tells about a paralyzed friend and his patience, but reminds us that all of us need patience if we are to be what God wants to grow us to be.

Good Things from Bad Situations?

Good Things from Bad Situations?

Came something good come from bad situations?

Paul Faulkner shares several good things about bad things helping us focus on what is important.

Facing Reality?

Facing Reality?

Most folks just don't want to think about this, but they're going to have to do so!

Paul Faulkner reminds us that funerals are great times for us to face the reality of our final destination.

Selfishness Destroys a Home

Selfishness Destroys a Home

What is the real homewrecker?

Paul Faulkner looks at the role maturity and unselfishness play in good families.

Distracted

Distracted

Are you too busy to find God in the ordinary?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that we can get so busy that we fail to find God in the everyday world where he meets us.

How Much Does He Know?

How Much Does He Know?

Does God really know all about me?

Paul Faulkner talks about God knowing all about us and still loving us immensely and how his love is better than the best dad and compensates for the worst dad.

Divorce and Stress in Children

Divorce and Stress in Children

How can we help our children long-term?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that divorce causes stress on our children and creates a legacy that impacts their lives, so we need to learn to love each other in words and actions.

Take off the Fireman's Hat!

Take off the Fireman's Hat!

What's the big rush, anyway?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that being in such a rush in life is not the way God intended us to live and not the way Jesus lived, so we ought to slow down, spend time with the Father, and be refreshed.

A Sabbath Rest

A Sabbath Rest

Do you rest at least one day per week?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that we need to rest 1 in 7 if we are going to fully experience life and be productive.

Gentle Moments

Gentle Moments

Are you taking advantage of the gentle moments?

Paul Faulkner reminds us to use the gentle quiet tuck-in times with our kids.

The Real Thing

The Real Thing

Do you have anything that is really genuine?

So many things are fake and not genuine, but God wants to give us the real thing.

The Other Side of 'Tragedy'

The Other Side of 'Tragedy'

What good thing can come out of bad things?

God can turn our worst nightmares into a way to find his blessing and be his blessing, if we can persevere and look for his presence.

Help from God's Family

Help from God's Family

Who can help better than the government?

God's family can do so many really good things to help others if they decide to be Jesus to their community.

More than Death and Taxes

More than Death and Taxes

You have anything more going for you than just living to pay taxes?

During tax season it is always important to be reminded that life is a whole lot more than living to pay taxes, in fact, God wants us to have life that is full of purpose and meaning.

Reasons to Hang in There

Reasons to Hang in There

How can you keep holding on and believing?

Hanging and persevering is worth it because joy follows morning just as morning follow night.

Sticking with God's Ideal

Sticking with God's Ideal

Why do we not fight harder to stick with God's ideal?

Paul reminds us of God's plan for marriage, without divorce; so let's fight to keep it.